OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Half-a-million dollars in upgrades to the Opelousas City Hall will inconvenience customers for the next few weeks.

The city is spending $305,500 to install a new roof and is in the process of installing a $190,000 backup generator to allow city services to continue in the event of a future hurricane or other disaster.

Laura Balthazar, the city's chief administrative officer, tells The Daily World that repairs will begin Monday and are expected to last about two weeks, weather permitting.

Because of the repairs, the drive-up window for utility payments will be closed.

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