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St. Landry Parish plans for wintery weather response

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 00:09:10-05

St. Landry Parish government is making plans for response efforts during the forecast winter weather early next week.

Sandbags will be available in the barns behind the Yambilee Building (1939 Landry Road) in Opelousas throughout the weekend for residents who need them. Bags have already been filled and stacked and are available for pickup now through Sunday night.

Parish President Jessie Bellard encourages all residents to stay off the roads during the weather event.

"With the winter weather, we can expect to see ice on the roads and possibly downed trees and branches," said Bellard. "For everyone's safety, it is best to stay off the roads, especially on Monday and Tuesday when the temperature is expected to drop below freezing, and there is a high possibility of frozen rain or snow."

Bellard said public work crews and emergency management officials would be monitoring conditions through Tuesday. If residents need to report frozen roads or downed branches, they're asked to reach out to the Parish Government Emergency Operations Center at 337-948-3688.

Monitor the parish's Emergency Operation Center Facebook page for updates. You can also find the latest forecast at

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