Winter Mix Moves Across Southwest, Central Louisiana
Icy road conditions over parts of Louisiana are making for hazardous driving conditions.
National Weather Service forecaster Kent Kuyter said a snow and icy mix continued to fall Friday along the Interstate 10 corridor with 1-2 inches on the ground.
State police are working several major accidents Friday with at least one person killed in the Lake Charles area.
State offices are closed Friday in the following parishes: Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Evangeline, Rapides, Vernon, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, St. Martin, St. Landry, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Mary, Vermilion, Grant, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, Jackson, LaSalle, Livingston, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, St. Helena, Winn, and Concordia.
In addition, McNeese State University in Lake Charles and Southeastern Louisiana University at Hammond are closed.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will remain closed through Friday, Jan. 24, as frozen precipitation is expected to continue into this afternoon.
The University will resume all normal operations on Saturday, Jan. 25, including the basketball games in the Cajundome. The men’s team will play at 3 p.m., followed by the women’s game.
Residence halls are fully staffed and secured for students who live on campus. Two on-campus dining options are available today: Guillory Dining Hall: lunch 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., dinner 4:30–6 p.m., and Café Fleur de Lis: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
University essential personnel should contact their supervisors for further instructions.
Please continue to monitor information on the University’s hotline, the Emergency Notification System, official University social media, or the University website for official updates.