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Winter Weather Storm Update: Northwest Louisiana School and Road Closings for Feb. 12

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[Updated 6:45pm, Feb. 11]

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for north Louisiana.

Current road closings
  • DOTD has closed I-220 in its entire length to focus maintenance efforts on higher priority roadways.
  • Louisiana DOTD is in the process of closing the northbound and southbound lanes of I-49 from LA 526 (Bert Kouns, Exit 199) to I-20, in Caddo Parish.
  • I-49 North (between La. 1 and US 71) is closed
  • DOTD has CLOSED Benton Road (LA 3), over the KCS Railroad, in Bossier Parish
  • DOTD has closed Highway 154 over Lake Bisteneau
  • Sportran bus service is canceled tonight and tomorrow
Current school and office closings
  • Texas State Technical College in Marshall dismissed classes early this (Tuesday) afternoon — at 3 o’clock.  Classes will resume at 10:00 tomorrow morning.
  • Panola College has closed all campuses for this evening and will not open until noon tomorrow.
School Closings for Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
  • Caddo Parish
  • Bossier Parish
  • DeSoto Parish
  • Natchitoches Parish
  • Natchitoches Parish Head Start (administration must report in at 10 a.m.)
  • Webster Parish
  • Red River Parish
  • Claiborne Parish
  • Bienville Parish
  • Shreveport Diocese Catholic schools
  • LSUS closed until noon
  • NSU closed until 10 a.m.
  • BPCC day classes canceled.  Classes starting at 3:30 p.m. and later will still be held
  • Louisiana Tech reopens at noon
  • LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine, School of Allied Health and School of Graduate Studies closed
  • Panola College reopens at noon
  • Northwest Louisiana Technical College-Mansfield
Government Office Closings for Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
  • Bossier City administrative offices, courts, City Hall, and City Council
  • City of Shreveport
  • The Caddo Council on Aging/Meals on Wheels
  • Bossier Parish government offices closed until noon
  • Natchitoches Parish government offices will delay opening until 10 a.m.
  • Barksdale Air Force Base has been limited to mission essential and emergency travel only.  All non-essential personnel employed at Barksdale Air Force Base have until noon to report in to work.
  • 10TH Judicial District Court in Natchitoches delayed until noon.
  • State offices in these 22 parishes:  Avoyelles, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, DeSoto, East Carroll, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, Tensas, Union, Vernon, Webster, and West Carroll

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