Facilities Update – Friday

Local road conditions vary across Louisiana and SE Texas due to storm surge, flooding, and clean-up efforts. Employees who undertake travel to WIS facilities in affected areas should evaluate local weather and road conditions. If conditions do not warrant traveling and conditions are deemed unsafe, do not travel.

All of our facilities in Louisiana are open. If you are unable to safely travel to the facility, please alert your Field Service Manager.

Please route any questions regarding the status of our employees or facilities in Louisiana through Tim White, Sid McCormick, or Des Rees.

Site-Specific Information:

  1. Shreveport – Open for Business.
  2. Port Fourchon – Open for Business.
  3. Broussard – Phase 6.  Open for Business.
  4. New Iberia – Open for Business.

Travel:

I-10 in Louisiana has heavy traffic and backups in many locations.  Traffic is being rerouted for some sections of I-10.

Travel into south Louisiana to Port Fourchon, New Iberia, and Broussard remains restricted without approval from NAM HQ.

Travel into Lousiana from Texas is expected to remain impacted after the storm passes. Heavier than normal traffic on US 59, US 96, US 190, I-49, and I-20 should be expected.
Louisana Road Status: https://www.511la.org

Interstate 10 at the Sabine River bridge near Orange, TX remains shut down in both directions. Therefore, travel east of Houston (east of Sam Houston Tollway and the Baytown-East Freeway intersection) is restricted without approval from NAM HQ.
Texas Road Status: https://drivetexas.org

Communications:

In the event facilities are closed due to the storm, updates on facility status will be posted here.  Employees are encouraged to sign up for notifications.

The safety and well-being of our employees remain our priority. For employees impacted by the effects of Hurricane Laura, when you are able, please reach out to your manager so that they are aware of your situation, letting them know that you are okay and if you have experienced severe impacts – flooding, home damage or outages.