**Washington Parish Government offices and Washington Parish Courthouse will close at 12pm Thursday, April 18, 2019.**
WHAT: SLIGHT to ENHANCED RISK of Severe Weather
SLIGHT RISK of heavy rain/flash flooding
WHEN: The main threat timing is expected to begin during the late morning hours through the evening hours.
WHERE: All of SE LA and MS.
CONFIDENCE: High confidence in the occurrence of thunderstorms Thursday. Moderate to High confidence in the storms becoming severe. Normal confidence in any storms producing flash flooding.
-Wind gusts in excess of 60 mph which could down trees and powerlines and/or cause structural damage
-Isolated tornadoes - a few of which could be strong, mainly across the enhanced risk area
-Hail greater than 1 inch in diameter.
-Locally heavy rainfall could lead to ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage. If any area sees multiple rounds of thunderstorms, isolated flash flooding could occur.
Washington Parish - LA 436 (Monroe Creek Road – N. Jct. LA 21)
S.P. No. H.010381.6
There will be alternating closures of the inside (left) lane and outside (right) lane of the eastbound and westbound lanes on LA 436 between Monroe Creek Road and N. Jct. LA 21, beginning Monday morning, April 22, 2019, at 7:00 AM through Monday morning, May 6, 2019, at 7:00 AM. During these lane closures, crews will be cutting soil cement, weather permitting.
One lane in each direction will be open at all times.
Oversize loads are allowed up to 10 feet wide. Emergency vehicles will have access.
Motorists traveling east on LA 436 may take LA 436 to LA 62, east on LA 62 to LA 10, east on LA 10 to LA 21, north on LA 21 to LA 436.
Motorists traveling west on LA 436 may take LA 436 to LA 21, south on LA 21 to LA 10, west on LA 10 to LA 62, west on LA 62 to LA 436.
Message boards and construction signs have been placed for this detour.
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.