By now, you've probably heard that schools, universities, businesses and some branches of government across Southeast Louisiana are calling for closure, some Tuesday and some Wednesday too.
"We are carefully monitoring the forecast and the impact of an arriving winter storm that is expected to reach our area on Tuesday and early Wednesday," said Stan Harris, President/CEO, Louisiana Restaurant Association.
According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the entire area from 6 a.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday. Warming shelters are being set up, police officers are expected to be in full force monitoring icy roads and joy riders. Entergy CEO Charles Rice said that the power could be out for possibly three to five days. Let’s hope not. As of now, flights have not been cancelled in and out of Louis International Airport, but the way things are going…
Here is a link if you want the full National Weather Service slide show as of 2 p.m. today.
If you have to drive tomorrow, please take a moment to review the SafeMotorist.com tips for driving in ice and snow. We’d like to add, “Put your cell phone away, turn the music down and focus on driving safely.”
Tune in to your local news for the latest updates. Stay safe and warm.