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Community Updates

21 Alerts
April 22, 2021 1:16 PM

West Monroe Police to offer COVID vaccinations April 28 and 29

The West Monroe Police Department will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to the public on April 29 and April 29.

The West Monroe Police Department will be providing Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations on April 28 and April 29.

If anyone is interested in receiving a vaccination, please call the West Monroe Police Department at (318) 397-6785 to set up an appointment.

April 19, 2021 9:58 AM

Leaders Against Litter to take place Tuesday, April 20

Local leaders are encouraged to come together on Tuesday, April 20 on the steps of West Monroe City Hall to take a stand against litter in our community.

Local leaders are invited to attend a press conference on Tuesday, April 20 on the steps of West Monroe City Hall as part of "Leaders Against Litter."

Leaders will be encouraged to take a stand against litter in our community and state. The City of West...

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April 12, 2021 4:20 PM

Public visioning sessions to be held this week as part of City Master Plan

Two public land use workshops will be held this week as part of the City of West Monroe's Master Plan process.

The City of West Monroe will host two public land use workshops this week, allowing the public the opportunity to share their vision for the future of West Monroe.

The workshops are being held as part of the City of West Monroe's Master Plan process.
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March 2, 2021 4:57 PM

Community asked to complete online survey

The public is asked to complete an online survey as part of the City of West Monroe's Master Plan process.

The public is asked to complete an online survey as part of the City of West Monroe's Master Plan process. The public's feedback is critical in guiding the development of the master plan with their feedback and input. The anonymous survey can be found...

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February 19, 2021 12:45 PM

City of West Monroe water customers remain under boil advisory

The City of West Monroe continues to make modifications to its municipal water system which has added more water and increased pressure. Water customers are still encouraged to conserve water and are under a boil advisory until further notice.

The City of West Monroe continues to make modifications to its municipal water system which has added more water to the system as well as increased pressure.

The Public Works Department anticipates additional leaks to be found as pipes thaw and...

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February 18, 2021 7:52 AM

City water customers experiencing low water pressure; boil advisory in effect

City of West Monroe water customers are experiencing low water pressure due to unprecedented freezing temperatures over an extended period of time. Water customers are asked to conserve water. A boil advisory is in effect until further notice.

City of West Monroe water customers are experiencing low water pressure due to unprecedented freezing temperatures over an extended period of time.

Public Works crews have been working throughout the night to restore normal water operations.

Customers...

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February 15, 2021 4:30 PM

City of West Monroe offices closed Tuesday, Feb. 16

City of West Monroe offices will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 16 due to inclement weather.

All City of West Monroe offices will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 16 due to inclement weather, including Kiroli Park and West Ouachita Public Transit System.

Residential garbage service will not operate on Tuesday. Service will resume when local roadways...

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February 14, 2021 4:57 PM

City offices closed February 15 for inclement weather

All City of West Monroe offices will be closed on Monday, February 15 due to inclement weather. Closures include Kiroli Park, the West Monroe Recycling Center and the West Ouachita Public Transit System.

All City of West Monroe offices will be closed on Monday, February 15 due to inclement weather. Closures include Kiroli Park, the West Monroe Recycling Center and the West Ouachita Public Transit System.

Residential garbage service will not operate on...

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October 2, 2020 3:55 PM

Significant traffic delays on I-20 eastbound

Accident on I-20 Bridge (eastbound) causing significant traffic delays

The West Monroe Police Department has received notification of an accident on the I-20 Bridge (eastbound) in Monroe that is causing significant traffic delays. Traffic is backed up past Thomas Road.

Motorists traveling eastbound are encouraged to seek...

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August 27, 2020 5:33 PM

Volunteers for Hurricane Laura clean up effort

Those wanting to volunteer to aid in the clean up of Hurricane Laura can meet at West Monroe City Hall on Friday, August 28 at 9 a.m. Supplies will be provided.

August 27, 2020 10:17 AM

Stay off the roads due to storm damage

West Monroe Police have advised the public to stay off the roads if at all possible. Several intersections are blocked due to trees or down power lines.

The following roads are blocked due to trees or down power lines. PLEASE AVOID THESE INTERSECTIONS:
South 5th/Lazarre
Lazarre/South 3rd
Splane/Nye
South Riverfront/Coleman
West Highland/Arkansas
North 7th/Cypress

There are also reports of a down tree at...

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August 21, 2020 4:06 PM

Phone weather-related issue RESOLVED (updated 11am)

Our phone service has been restored. You may again call our City offices like normal. For non-emergency calls to our police dispatch center, call 396-2722.
As always call 911 for emergencies.

July 31, 2020 4:25 PM

Public advised of road closures week of August 3

The public is asked to be aware of road closures on Arkansas Road and Crosley Street will take effect the week of August 3.

A portion of Crosley Street will be closed on Monday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 6 from N. 7th to N. 10th Streets. Road repairs will be completed in this area as part of a comprehensive sewer and infrastructure improvement project.

Traffic will be...

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June 2, 2020 4:46 PM

Arkansas Road Construction

Beginning June 2 through June 5, a portion of Arkansas Road will be paved between Jersey Street and West Highland, including the roundabouts at Kiroli Road and Warren Drive. Traffic delays are expected.

The La. Dept. of Transportation and Development has announced that beginning at 7 a.m. on June 2 through June 5, Gilchrist Construction is scheduled to pave Arkansas Road between Jersey Street and West Highland. This includes the roundabouts at Kiroli...

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April 24, 2020 2:40 PM

Face masks to be distributed April 27

The City of West Monroe will distribute free cloth face masks to residents and businesses on Monday, April 27.

The City of West Monroe will distribute cloth face masks to City of West Monroe residents and businesses, beginning on Monday, April 27.

The City of West Monroe received a generous donation of cloth face masks from Hanes Brands Inc through the Ouachita...

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March 16, 2020 5:54 PM

City of West Monroe issues update on COVID-19

Effective March 17, some City facilities will close to the public including the Senior Center, Community Center, The Rec and the City's Utility Payment Center. City services will continue to be provided to the public.

Per the mandate of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued Monday afternoon, the City of West Monroe has made the following announcements in its continued effort to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19.

Effective Tuesday, March 17, the...

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February 14, 2020 1:30 PM

Street closures announced for Krewe of Janus Parade

Street closures have been announced for Saturday's Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade, which begins at 6 p.m. on Natchitoches Street in West Monroe. Street closures, parade route and a schedule of activities can be found at www.westmonroe.com

The City of West Monroe has announced the following street closures for the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade to be held on Saturday, February 15.

The parade is set to roll at 6 p.m. on Natchitoches Street in West Monroe.

The parade will travel on...

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February 7, 2020 1:30 PM

Street closures announced for Saturday's Mardi Gras Parade

The West Monroe Police Department has announced street closures for Saturday's Krewe de Riviere Mardi Gras Parade, which begins at 5 p.m. from West Monroe High School. Street closures and parade route can be found at www.westmonroe.com

Beginning at 4 p.m., the West Monroe Police Department will close Travis Street between the 500 and 700 blocks until the end of the parade has turned onto N. 7th Street.

At 4:30 p.m., N. 7th Street (south of Travis Street) to Mill Street will be closed...

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January 31, 2020 10:00 AM

Railroad Crossing at Montgomery Street to close Jan. 31-Feb. 3

The railroad grade crossing at Montgomery Street in West Monroe will be closed to all traffic beginning on Friday, January 31 at 5 p.m. until Monday, February 3 at 5 p.m.

The railroad grade crossing at Montgomery Street in West Monroe will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning on Friday, January 31 at 5 p.m. until Monday, February 3 at 5 p.m.

The closure is for Kansas City Railroad to perform a track replacement....

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January 10, 2020 5:08 PM

Severe weather expected overnight

Severe weather is expected overnight with a chance of tornadoes. Residents are encouraged to download a phone app or have access to a radio for overnight weather updates.

Severe weather is expected overnight with a chance of tornadoes. Residents are encouraged to download a weather app on their phone or have access to a radio for warnings or updates that may be given throughout the night.

The West Monroe Police Department...

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December 6, 2019 8:41 AM

Christmas Parade and festivities this weekend

The public is reminded of street closures that will take place on Saturday, December 7 in association with the annual Christmas Parade and Fireworks Display in downtown West Monroe.

The Kiwanis of Greater Ouachita Christmas Parade will take place this Saturday, December 7 at 3:30 p.m. The parade begins and ends in downtown West Monroe.

The following street closures will be in effect:
•No parking will be allowed on Trenton Street...

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Public Safety Updates

14 Alerts
February 18, 2021 7:51 AM

City water customers experiencing low water pressure; boil advisory in effect

City of West Monroe water customers are experiencing low water pressure due to unprecedented freezing temperatures. Customers are asked to conserve water when possible. A boil advisory is in effect until further notice.

City of West Monroe water customers are experiencing low water pressure due to unprecedented freezing temperatures over an extended period of time.

Public Works crews have been working throughout the night to restore normal water operations.

Customers...

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February 14, 2021 5:02 PM

City of West Monroe offices closed Feb. 15 due to inclement weather

City of West Monroe offices will be closed Feb. 15 due to inclement weather including Kiroli Park, West Monroe Recycling Center and the West Ouachita Public Transit System. Emergency responders will remain on duty to assist the public as needed.

City of West Monroe offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15 due to inclement weather including Kiroli Park, West Monroe Recycling Center and the West Ouachita Public Transit System. Emergency responders will still be on duty to assist the public as...

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October 15, 2020

I20 EB

I20 EB is currently closed down at Stella Mill on due to an accident in Monroe EB around the civic center.

October 8, 2020 9:38 AM

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October 2, 2020 3:54 PM

Significant traffic delays on I-20 eastbound

Accident on I-20 Bridge (eastbound) causing significant traffic delays

The West Monroe Police Department has received notification of an accident on the I-20 Bridge (eastbound) in Monroe that is causing significant traffic delays. Traffic is backed up past Thomas Road.

Motorists traveling eastbound are encouraged to seek...

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August 27, 2020 10:22 AM

Stay off the roads due to storm damage

West Monroe Police have advised the public to stay off the roads if at all possible. Several intersections are blocked due to trees or down power lines.

The following roads are blocked due to trees or down power lines. PLEASE AVOID THESE INTERSECTIONS:
South 5th/Lazarre
Lazarre/South 3rd
Splane/Nye
South Riverfront/Coleman
West Highland/Arkansas
North 7th/Cypress

There are also reports of a down tree at...

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August 27, 2020 8:58 AM

Weather-related phone issues to WMPD

Due to Hurricane Laura we are unable to accept calls directly to the West Monroe Police Department. If you have an emergency please dial 911. For non-emergency services please dial 318-322-3970 to contact our dispatch center.

August 21, 2020 4:04 PM

Phone westher-related issues RESOLVED (updated 11am)

Our phone service has been restored. You may again call 396-2722 for non-emergency calls to our dispatch center.
As always call 911 for emergencies.

June 2, 2020 4:47 PM

Arkansas Road Construction

Beginning June 2 through June 5, a portion of Arkansas Road will be paved between Jersey Street and West Highland, including the roundabouts at Kiroli Road and Warren Drive. Traffic delays are expected.

The La. Dept. of Transportation and Development has announced that beginning at 7 a.m. on June 2 through June 5, Gilchrist Construction is scheduled to pave Arkansas Road between Jersey Street and West Highland. This includes the roundabouts at Kiroli...

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April 24, 2020 2:47 PM

City of West Monroe to distribute face masks April 27

The City of West Monroe will distribute free cloth face masks to residents and businesses on Monday, April 27.

The City of West Monroe will distribute cloth face masks to City of West Monroe residents and businesses, beginning on Monday, April 27.

The City of West Monroe received a generous donation of cloth face masks from Hanes Brands Inc through the Ouachita...

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February 14, 2020 2:00 PM

Street closures announced for Krewe of Janus Parade


Street closures have been announced for Saturday's Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade, which begins at 6 p.m. on Natchitoches Street in West Monroe. Street closures, parade route and a schedule of activities can be found at www.westmonroe.com

The City of West Monroe has announced the following street closures for the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade to be held on Saturday, February 15.

The parade is set to roll at 6 p.m. on Natchitoches Street in West Monroe.

The parade will travel on...

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February 7, 2020 2:00 PM

Street closures announced for Saturday's Mardi Gras Parade

The West Monroe Police Department has announced street closures for Saturday's Krewe de Riviere Mardi Gras Parade, which begins at 5 p.m. from West Monroe High School. Street closures and parade route can be found at www.westmonroe.com

Beginning at 4 p.m., the West Monroe Police Department will close Travis Street between the 500 and 700 blocks until the end of the parade has turned onto N. 7th Street.

At 4:30 p.m., N. 7th Street (south of Travis Street) to Mill Street will be closed...

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January 31, 2020 9:30 AM

Railroad Crossing at Montgomery Street to close Jan. 31-Feb. 3

The railroad grade crossing at Montgomery Street in West Monroe will be closed to all traffic beginning on Friday, January 31 at 5 p.m. until Monday, February 3 at 5 p.m.

The railroad grade crossing at Montgomery Street in West Monroe will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning on Friday, January 31 at 5 p.m. until Monday, February 3 at 5 p.m.

The closure is for Kansas City Railroad to perform a track replacement....

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January 10, 2020 5:09 PM

Severe weather expected overnight

Severe weather is expected overnight with a chance of tornadoes. Residents are encouraged to download a phone app or have access to a radio for overnight weather updates.

Severe weather is expected overnight with a chance of tornadoes. Residents are encouraged to download a weather app on their phone or have access to a radio for warnings or updates that may be given throughout the night.

The West Monroe Police Department...

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