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12:00 update on Winter Weather from the KATC Newsroom

Noon winter weather update
Posted at 12:29 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 13:29:53-05

KATC has your noon update on the winter weather in Acadiana.

New in acadia parish, Sheriff KP Gibson says that road conditions are still not safe to travel on. Thankfully, Gibson says many people have stayed home and not many incidents have occured.

A stay at home order is going into a effect at 8:00 pm. Essential workers will be allowed to move about after the curfew.

Gibson says that roads are expected to get worse as the day goes on and into tuesday. The sheriff's office says they are ready to assist anyone who needs help. Lines are operational.

In St. Mary Parish, the sheriff's office is working some road and bridge closures across the parish. They are also facing a number of power outages.

Conditions in Lafyaette remain the same, according to Mayor-President Josh Guillory. Roads remain frozen including bridges and overpasses where ice has accumulated. Crews will be spraying salt and brine to help melt ice.

LUS has reported minimal outages and as temperatures rise above freezing, Lafayette Mayor President Josh Guillory says any damage reported will be accessed.

Outside of Acadiana, the Mississippi River bridge on I-10 is now closed due to ice.

Power outages remain for several thousand in Acadiana. Cleco is reporting 8,000 customers are without power.

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