Acadia Parish Law Enforcement Agencies, acting under the parish emergency declaration, will be enforcing a shelter in place order beginning tonight at 8:00 pm and ending Tuesday, February 16th at 6:00 am. This is a parish wide mandate for all municipalities with the exception of Church Point who has a 6:00 pm to 6:00 am order already in place.
Essential workers are excluded from this mandate but must provide identification if stopped by law enforcement. This mandate could result in citations being issues just as a curfew order.
This mandate is being put in place as roads are expected to worsen as the evening hours begin.
As of 9 a.m. Monday, all roads are closed in Church Point.
We have no other reports of road closures in the parish. The sheriff's office is closed, but you can reach them at 788-8772 or you can call 911 for emergencies.
We have no reports of power outages in the parish. For updates, click here.
Here are the parish closures we've found:
The City of Crowley announced Friday, February 12 that all non-essential city offices will be closed on Monday, February 15. They will reopen after the Mardi Gras holiday on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
The Assist Office in Crowley will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 due to the forecast of severe weather. The offics will also be closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 for the Mardi Gras holiday. Offices will reopen Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Mermentau City Hall will be closed on Monday February 15 due to winter weather. City hall will remain closed on Tuesday.
To see road closures across the state and in the area, click here.
To see closures across the state and in Acadiana, click here.
For winter weather tips, click here.
The Iota Volunteer Fire Department had to get creative to open their station's bay doors this morning.
Here's a post:
Here are some viewer-submitted photos of weather across Acadia Parish:
Here's a photo of Freddie the Snowman from Eunice:
John Nicholas sent this from Eunice
Here's some video of the Barras family of Iota "parading" through the ice:
And more video from Iota, this is of the Guidry Homemade Snow Machine: