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Franklin prepares for possible ice overnight

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The city of Franklin got four to five inches of snow on Friday. Late Friday night there is still snow on the ground and city officials are concerned about ice on the roads overnight.

Police Chief Sabria McGuire, said the residents in Franklin enjoyed the snow day, but the department is now working with DOTD to ensure everyone is safe after the sun goes down. 

"We will be actively working with DOTD and making sure any overpass are shut down, and no one gets hurt on an overpass'. We will be tripling our patrol tonight to make sure everyone is safe," McGuire said. 

Some children in Franklin have never seen snow before, and they used their free day from school to enjoy the cold weather. 

"I walked outside today and this was my first time ever seeing snow. I've been living here for 12 years and I play football, so I've always wanted to play in the snow with the football," Lonine said. 

There is still a lot of standing water in St.Mary Parish, which has the potential to freeze with dropping temperatures. 

"On the overpass and some of the low lying areas that the water is standing at, as the temperatures drop, the ice will and you won't be able to see the ice until its too late," McGuire said. 

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