The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland and Security Preparedness (GOHSEP) issued a warning about the dangers of driving around barricades, after a tweet circulated on social media.
“Never drive around barricades if you’re faced with dangerous road conditions,” the tweet said.
In a picture shared last week by WAFB Meteorologist Dr. Steve Caparotta, several vehicles were seen traveling on an iced-over portion of I-10 at the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge.
“It is unsafe and unlawful to drive onto a closed road past a ‘road closed’ barricade at anytime for any reason,” DOTD says.
Over the first two days of last week’s winter storm, Louisiana State Police troopers investigated nearly 150 crashes.
“Bridges and overpasses across the state are the first to accumulate ice and can cause dangerous situations,” Louisiana State Police said in a press release sent out last Monday afternoon.