Weekend storms leaves some Arklamiss roadways damaged, DOTD says repairs are on the way

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(4/15/19) Between washouts and standing water, many roads across the Arklamiss remain closed on Monday due to the weekend’s flooding.

The Department of Transportation and Development is now getting the ball rolling on repairs on those washed out roads.

DOTD says that most of the minor damage should be fixed within the next week, but roads that are suffering damage similar to Highway 546 in Ouachita Parish could take at least a month to repair.

With more heavy rains on the way, repairs could be pushed back even further.

For highways, like Highway 590 in Morehouse Parish, it could be even longer due to water still on the road two days after the heavy rains.

Marshall Hill with LA DOTD said, “The others, most of them are closed due to high water and we’re waiting for the water to go down. If it just gets more water, it just takes longer for it to go down. And all those bridges, when the water goes down, we’ll have to inspect the bridge to make sure nothing washed out.”

Until then, DOTD urges drivers to continue to use caution while driving in heavy rains and to turn around, don’t drown.

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