I-49 in Alexandria set to close Thursday night

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KALB out of Alexandria is reporting Interstate 49 through Alexandria will be closed starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday and remain closed until further notice due to the approaching winter weather and the possibility of bridge icing.

According to the Alexandria Police Department, I49 will be shut down for south bound traffic into Alexandria at the Airbase Road interchange, and for north bound traffic, at the U.S. 71 South interchange.

The Broadway overpass will also be closed starting at 6 p.m. this evening.

USDOTD and the City of Alexandria Street Department will attempt to keep the Purple Heart and O.K. Allen bridges open.


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