Record rainfall has resulted in another day of closings for the Ark-La-Tex. Below is a list of the closings for Friday, March 11, 2016. We will continue to update this list and our social media pages as more information is made available.

Bethel Christian School
Bienville Parish Public Schools
Bossier Parish Community College
Bossier Parish Public Schools

Caddo Head Start
Caddo Parish Public Schools
Calvary Baptist Academy
Cedar Creek School
Christian Center Montessori School
Claiborne Academy
Claiborne Parish Public Schools

First Baptist Church School

Glenbrook School in Minden
Grambling State University

Joaquin ISD (Classes will resume March 21 after spring break)

Lagniappe Montessori and Children's Center
Lincoln Parish Public Schools
Linwood Charter School
Louisiana Tech in Ruston
Loyola College Prep
LSU Fire and Training Institute at Pine Country

Natchitoches Parish Public Schools
Nehemiah Christian Academy
Northwest Louisiana Technical College - All campuses
Northwestern State University - All campuses

Providence Classical Academy

Red River Parish Public Schools

Sabine Parish Public Schools
Southern University - Shreveport (closed Friday and Saturday)
St. John Berchmans
St. Joseph School

Virginia College

Webster Parish Public Schools (also closed Monday, March 14)


All Bossier City municipal offices including Bossier City Council, Bossier City Court and Bossier City Marshal's Office
Bossier Council on Aging

Caddo Council on Aging
Caddo Community Action Agency
Central Community Center in Dubberly
Cypress Run Child Development

Dreamkeepers Academy

Pathways in Education

Stonewall Learning Center

Word of God Academy

All state offices in northwest Louisiana

Roads (Get More information at the DOTD Website)

I-49 is closed both north and southbound between Exit 191 (Stonewall/Frierson) and Exit 199 (Bert Kouns)

I-20 eastbound is now open. I-20 westbound remains closed in Bienville and Webster Parishes. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says:

The westbound lanes of I-20 in parts of Bienville and Webster Parishes remain closed by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, though some of the interstate has reopened.

Westbound travelers on I-20 will have to exit at La. 9. Motorists should head north to Homer, then take U.S. 79 south to La. 531 at Minden, where they will be able to get back on I-20.

The following areas of high water are closings are the latest reported from the LA DOTD., but some may be out of date due to the fact workers are inundated. If you see something that has been opened, please let us know.

Bienville Parish
LA 146 At Simms
LA 154 West of Converse
LA 147 Between Arcadia & Mt. Olive
LA 507 East & West of Bienville
LA 154 North of Gibsland
US 371 North of Ringgold
LA 508 East of Bienville
LA 792 North of Castor
LA 153 South of Castor
I-20 Exit 44 E/B E/B MP 35 West of Goodwill Rd.
US 80 East & West of Gibsland

Bossier Parish
LA 157 1.5-Miles North of LA 527
LA 157 1-mile North of LA 154
LA 157 North & South @ Alford Rd.
LA 3 North of LA 160
LA 527 MP 7 East & West at Goathill Rd.
LA 3 North of LA 160 North & South
I-220 EB off Ramp @ Airline Dr.
LA 154 MP 4 East & West, East of LA 157
Chalybeate Springs Rd.,
Davis RD,. off 157 Haughton,
Oliver Rd. between Alfred Rd. and Camp Zion Rd.
Doyline Koran road washout just before Potter Rd.
Linton Bellevue Rd., off Crouch Rd. and 157,

Caddo Parish
I-49 from La 526 (Bert Kouns) in Caddo Parish to La 3276 in DeSoto Parish
LA 3034 No Specific Info…
LA 169 At Buncombe Rd.
US 171 MP 168 North & South @ Old Mansfield Rd.

Claiborne Parish
Claiborne LA 518 East of Athens
Claiborne LA 540 North of LA 2
Claiborne LA 2 At Lake Claiborne boat landing
Claiborne LA 3062 East & West, West of Homer Bypass
Claiborne LA 154 3-miles North of I-20

DeSoto Parish
I-49 Exit 186 N&S, Closed at LA 175
LA 191 South of US 84
LA 3015 East of Longstreet
LA 175 @ Red Bluff Rd
LA 175 North & South, North of I-49
Linwood Rd North of LA 3276

Jackson Parish
US 167 Southbound near Quitman
LA 148 Near Clay/Vernon

Lincoln Parish
LA 549
LA 150 West of LA 818 & @ Pinetree Rd.
LA 3005 South of US 80
LA 818 Monday Rd.
LA 544 3-miles West of I-20
LA 146 US 167 to LA 563
LA 822 West of Mineral Springs
LA 151 Closed on Arcadia Side
US 80 Between Simmsboro & Ruston
LA 146 At Simms Rd.
LA 3072 At Ball
LA 544 West of Sunshine Rd
LA 3074 East of Marshall
LA 563 At Noble School Rd.
LA 507 At La 815
LA 544 At Mitchel Rd.
LA 146 At LA 563
LA 146 At US 167
LA 822 At Barlett Rd.
LA 151 At LA 544
LA 556 At Jackson/ Lincoln Parish Line

Morehouse Parish
LA 134 East of Oak Ridge
LA 138 Between Collinston & Mer Rouge
LA 3051 From US 425 to East of LA 138
LA 3079 At LA 138
LA 554 Near Perryville

Natchitoches Parish
LA 1227 Intersection, Natchitoches Parish
LA 494, 4.0 miles of east of La 1 Intersection

Ouachita Parish
US 80 West of Calhoun
LA 134 3.6 miles from US 165
LA 34 1-mile South of I-20
LA 554 1.6 miles East of US 165
LA 838 At Estates Dr.
LA 3033 MP 2.9

Red River Parish
Red River LA 783 Between US 71 & LA 514
Red River LA 514 MP 8 East & West in Hall Summit

Sabine Parish
LA 171 Near Hornbec

Union Parish
LA 151 At LA 33

Webster Parish
US 80 East & West MP 42 under Macintyre overpass
US 371 MP 47 North & South, South of I 20
LA 159 North & South in Minden
LA 164 East & West, East of Doyline
LA 790
US 371 1-mile South of I-20
LA 531 near Penal Farm Rd, East of Sibley
US 79 North & South @ Old Arcadia Rd.
US 371 South of Sibley
LA 531 At Farm Rd.

Flooding Evacuations:

Shelters are open at the following locations:
American Red Cross, Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA
American Red Cross, 805 Brookhollow Drive, Shreveport, LA
American Red Cross, Southern University-Shreveport gymnasium
First United Methodist, 903 Broadway Street, Minden, LA
Martin Luther King Recreation Center, 660 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Natchitoches, LA
Trinity United Methodist Church, 1000 Woodward Avenue, Ruston, LA

Events Canceled/rescheduled:
The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet performance of Peter and the Wolf originally scheduled for Friday, March 11 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30pm at Riverview Theater.

Northwestern State University has rescheduled its annual Spring N-Side View and Credit Connection from Saturday, March 12 to Saturday, April 9 due to weather conditions.