Jan 28, 2014 11:07 PM by Erin Steuber

Acadiana is a Frigid Ghost Town

Even without the curfews, much of Acadiana is a frigid ghost town. It seems a lot of people followed the warnings and just stayed home, and that might continue into Wednesday. Originally UL planned on opening tomorrow at 10 o'clock, but the university has since changed it's mind and is joining the list of closures. With the campus closed Tuesday for winter weather it was a ghost town, as was the case all around Lafayette.

Old man winter was no stranger to Acadiana Tuesday. With ice raining down on Lafayette for most of the day, roads typically packed with traffic hardly had a car on them. Entire shopping centers were nothing but an empty parking lot. Businesses of all types closed their doors and kept their employees home. Even those who braved the weather last week, didn't open their doors. And those businesses who did, chose to close early.

"The safety of our employees, and customers as well, is more important then dollars," said Don's Seafood General Manager Lee Oubre.

But the few drivers out on the road saw no problem with all of Acadiana shutting down.

"I prefer everything closed," said Paul Chavarria.

"Well with weather like this you don't want them on the road. I'm not worried about the road, I'm worried about the people on the road," said Stanley Drew.

With temperatures overnight not getting above freezing the road conditions will not improve until sometime Wednesday.



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