Updated: Doyline road closures and evacuation centers
Doyline, LA — Update:
An addition shelter has opened for the people of Doyline. This shelter will be located at Lake Bistineau State Park, just south of Doyline on the 163. Fees will be waived for Doyline residents with proof of residency. There is room for 160 people in 20 cabins. While a kitchen is available for evacuees, they will have to bring their own food and bedding.
For people that have campers and RV's, sites are available as well.
No pets are allowed at this evacuation center.
Starting at 6am Saturday, the 164 will be closed from Amos Cutoff in the east to the 614 or Boom Town in Bossier Parish to the west.
The 163 will also be closed to northbound traffic at Amos Cutoff.
People will be allowed to leave Doyline, but once they do, they will not be let back in until the Webster Sheriff's Office says it is safe to do so.
Louisiana State Police along with the Webster Parish Sheriff's Office plan to start moving more than a million pounds of illegally stored explosives early Saturday morning.
They are requesting that all people living within the town limits of Doyline leave Friday afternoon and not come back until the weekend is over.
Several hotels are offering special rates for evacuees, including the TownePlace Suites Shreveport-Bossier City and the Jameson Inn..
For people that have no other options, the Caney Conference Center on Methodist Camp Road will have room for about 80 people.
The Webster Sheriff's Office is willing to help people with special needs or lack of transportation to evacuate. Call their office at 377-1515 for more information on evacuations.
The Jameson in is offering a rate of $49.99 for all Doyline evacuees. It is located at 6715 Rasberry Lane, Shreveport, 71129. Their phone number is 318.671.0731.
The TownePlace Suites is pet friendly, with no additional fee for 4-legged family members. It is located at 1009 Gould Drive, Bossier City, 71111. Anybody interested in this hotel should contact Sherry Stuckey at 318.741.9090.