LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The new classrooms slated for Green T. Lindon Elementary and Youngsville Middle schools may not be ready for students by the start of the school year in August and officials blame a frigid winter and strong rainstorms.

The two schools, both located in fast-growing Youngsville, face major overcrowding. At Lindon, the number of classes housed in portable buildings outside actually outnumbers classrooms inside the school.

Construction on projects to add new classroom space started last year with the goal of completing the first phases in time for the start of school in the fall.

Kyle Bordelon, Lafayette Parish School System facilities planning director, tells The Advocate a band of thunderstorms shut down work at the sites on Tuesday.

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