Feb 11, 2010 1:51 PM by APNewsNow
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With up to seven inches of snow predicted in parts of Louisiana, universities closed early in north Louisiana and at least one Carnival parade was postponed in New Orleans.
The National Weather Service said snow in much of the area was likely to be heavy and wet, raising a possibility of significant damage to trees and power lines.
Meteorologists said some parishes could get up to five inches of wet snow.
The state universities in Shreveport and Monroe canceled classes from noon Thursday through Friday.
Rapides Parish schools already have a holiday scheduled Friday through Mardi Gras. But canceled parent-teacher conferences scheduled Thursday evening.
In New Orleans, where it was sleeting before noon, the Krewe of Muses rescheduled its parade from Thursday to Friday.
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