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Community Updates

12 Alerts
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

9 Alerts
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...

Read On...
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...

Read On...
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...

Read On...
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....

Read On...
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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