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10:00 a.m. Update on Winter Weather from the KATC Newsroom

Katie Lopez outside KATC studios during winter weather
Posted at 10:26 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 11:26:21-05

The ice is hanging around and many are hunkering down at home as temperatures stay below freezing on Monday.

Over 11,000 residents are still without power. Iberia, Vermilion, St. Martin and St. Mary has the most outages reported due to the weather as of 10:00 a.m.

DOTD says that crews have been out on the roads in the state. Preparations began days earlier as crews put down salt to combat thick ice accumulation. Deidre Druillhet with DOTD says the winter weather was stronger than what they expected and roadways have been hit hard. They asks that if people do not need to be out, they should stay off the roadways.

Those looking for information on roadways that are open, they can head over to for road closure and status updates.

Ice and accumulating snow has been seen around the state, video submitted to KATC shows ice along roadways and vehicles and home covered with a blanket of white.

KATC's Katie Lopez was outside the KATC studios braving the weather. She showed ice that has now hardened considerably now becoming a thick layer of ice. We ask that if you have any photos of winter weather to send them to us via Facebook or other social media. Please be safe when doing so.

Check out some photos and videos from Acadiana residents

As of 10:00 a.m. Ville Platte is now under a boil water advisory. Turkey Creek is asking residents to conserve water as they are seeing some issues with the system.

Precipitation in Acadiana has moved out of the area, meteorologist Daniel Philips says. That he says is good and the area really lucked out and did not receive any more serious freezing rainfall.

Acadiana will now turn its attention to the cold temperatures which will now start to set in. A windchill tonight will be about 4 degrees with some areas seeing lower windchill temperatures. Temperatures for Monday will stay in the 20s for the remainder of the day. A low of 16 is expected on Monday night.

More updates form KATC are on the way, every hour on the hour. Stay with us for the latest on KATC, or anywhere you stream. Between updates we will provide live images of roadways in Lafayette.

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