Hurricane Ida made landfall west of New Orleans, Lousiana, Sunday, August 29, as a category 3 storm, and currently the system is moving into the U.S. interior over Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, where I-10, I-12 and connector roads variously have seen periods of closure. States to the West and North are also expected to feel some of the storm's effects.
If you're making a trip to or through the region, track current closures via this page at the website of the Louisiana Department of Transportation.
For Mississippi, access the interactive map on this page.
For Alabama routes, access an interactive map here.
For Texas routes, access that state's map here.
Tennessee, still coping with last week's devastating flash flooding across the center of the state, maintains a closures map here.
Overdrive maintains the Roads 511 Twitter list aggregating state DOTs' Twitter profiles, routine venues for sharing traffic and emergency information.
FMCSA suspends HOS for Ida relief haulers to six states
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Southern and Western Service Centers issued a Regional Emergency Declaration, suspending certain requirements of Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for certain carriers in six states affected by Hurricane Ida, which made landfall around midday Sunday along the southeastern Louisiana coast as a Category 4 storm.
The declaration covers carriers and truck drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency related to Hurricane Ida in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. The declaration exempts these carriers and drivers from 49 CFR Part 395.3, maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles.
Carriers transporting supplies, goods, equipment and fuel,or providing other assistance in the form of emergency services during the emergency related to Hurricane Ida, into the affected states can operate under the exemption.
The declaration is effective through the end of the emergency, or through Sept. 28, whichever is sooner.