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  • Cleco provides residents with energy-saving tips for cold weather

    January 15, 2014 9:49 AM

    PINEVILLE, La., Jan. 15, 2014 - Winter is bringing cold weather, increasing the demand for electricity. Cleco reminds customers of energy-saving tips to better manage their utility bills. "Customers will save the most money by properly controlling their thermostat settings," said Shirley Turner, customer experience manager for Cleco. "During... more »
  • 4:30 am Road Closure Update

    February 4, 2011 5:48 AM

    Road Closures: the Ambassador Caffery Bridge at Cameron Street in Lafayette... I-10 across the Atchafalaya Basin between exits 121 and 127 east of Henderson... I-49 from exits 80 to 94 as well as elevated portions of I-49 through Alexandria have been closed.... The Gillis Long Bridge ... In Acadia Parish,... more »
  • Travelers scrambling at airports, on roads

    February 3, 2011 11:56 PM

    The icy and cold weather was especially challenging for travelers. Starting with the airports, more than two-thousand flights across the nation were canceled Thursday. The cold weather hit flights pretty hard- freezing rain in Houston and temperatures in the single digits in El Paso, forcing travelers to redraw their plans.... more »
  • Cold Weather Means Slick Roads

    February 2, 2011 10:06 PM

    State Police say they're going to have extra troops out on Thursday, monitoring the roads as the winter precipitation moves our way. Already, by late Wednesday night, temps were dropping below freezing and if you're going to hit the road, police and car mechanics stress two words: "be prepared." "Maintain... more »
  • Brrrr...It's Cold!!!

    January 13, 2011 9:02 AM

    Photo taken in Rayne, LA this morning.
  • Outreach Center in Emergency Mode for Cold Weather

    January 10, 2011 10:36 PM

    When the temperature drops, it means even tougher times for the homeless and the organizations trying to help them. The Acadiana Outreach Center has enacted it's Freeze Plan for this week, meaning it's giving out emergency blankets and coats. But workers there say they're running out of supplies for the... more »
  • Blast of Winter Weather Grips Parts of the South

    January 9, 2011 12:25 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A blast of winter weather gripped parts of the South on Sunday, bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain that coated bridges and roads and causing hundreds of flight cancelations. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency in preparation for severe conditions. He said the... more »
  • Below Freezing Temps Make Crawfish Prices Soar

    March 22, 2010 11:49 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Coast seafood shop owners say below-freezing temperatures in January have made crawfish scarcer, keeping prices higher. Todd Rosetti of Quality Seafood in Biloxi tells The Sun Herald that the ponds are producing about half of what they should be. Those ponds lie near the Louisiana-Texas state... more »
  • Winter Blues Hit Acadiana

    March 1, 2010 1:51 PM

    The "winter blues" is a phrase usually unheard of in south Louisiana, but this year's freezing temperatures, streaks of gloomy days and general wet season have brought many people down. This winter season has brought the roughest weather Acadiana has seen in a long time, and it has made... more »
  • Cold could mean slow crawfish farm harvest

    February 22, 2010 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Earlier this year, Crawfish farmers expected heavy rains to bring a bountiful harvest, but that was before periods of subfreezing temperatures pushed the mud bugs back into their holes. Now producers wonder if early projections of a strong crop will pan out. And some restaurant... more »
  • ULM closes early; parade rescheduled in NO

    February 11, 2010 1:48 PM

    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... more »
  • Cold Weather Shelter Open In Opelousas

    January 7, 2010 6:37 PM

    If you or someone you know needs a place to keep warm in Opelousas, there is shelter available. City officials are opening the North Park Civic Center. Cots and supplies are already moved in. Contact the City Police Department and their staff will make arrangements to get you there.... more »
  • Zoo Prepares for Cold Weather

    January 6, 2010 7:23 PM

    With temperatures expected to dip below freezing over the next few days, preparations are underway at the Zoo of Acadiana to help some animals that might not be used to this kind of weather. "We just [have] to make sure that all the animals have a night house to go... more »
  • Local Farmers Prep Livestock for Cold

    January 5, 2010 1:59 PM

    Acadiana is home to almost as many cattle and horses as people, so local farmers are working hard to protect these animals-- a big source of revenue-- from the cold. For months they have been preparing the livestock for winter through proper feeding and care. "The most important... more »
  • COLD WEATHER; A Brief Summary of What You Should Do.

    January 4, 2010 4:42 PM

    When the temperature drops, taking precautions at home can be life saving. Five nights this week are forecasted to drop below the freezing marks. The low temps can be harmful not only to you but to your pets, your plants and your pipes. Fire officials say the most important... more »
  • Cold weather for Christmas

    December 23, 2009 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It may not be a white Christmas but it sure will be cold across Louisiana. The National Weather Service expects up to 3 inches of rain across northern stretches through Thursday. A flash flood watch has been issued for parts of northeast Louisiana and west... more »
  • Freeze Plan into Affect

    December 4, 2009 6:01 PM

    "The tough part is keeping warm and having something in your stomach," says Kyle Cooper. Cooper, who is homeless, says he has someone who takes him in when condition are tough. But, when looking for shelter from the elements, others are not as fortunate. "You could see people... more »

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