State offices set to close Tuesday due to winter weather
BATON ROUGE - State officials say some state government offices in 42 parishes will be closed on Tuesday due to forecasted severe winter weather.
Commissioner Kristy Nichols announced the closures Monday afternoon due to the forecasted hazardous driving conditions and scattered power outages forecasted from the severe weather.
State employees can contact 1 (800) 360-9660 or (225) 342-0498 for more information on office closures.
State Police said in southwest Louisiana, icy conditions are possible late tonight into tomorrow morning. If ice forms, elevated structures along and north of U.S. 190 are the most likely places for ice formation, with light patches of ice possible along and north of Interstate 10. Drivers can call 511 to access DOTD's latest road conditions Tuesday, or keep an eye on the WBRZ Traffic Center.
Parishes involved in the closure are as follows:
• East Carroll
• East Feliciana
• Jefferson Davis
• Pointe Coupee
• Red River
• St Landry
• St Martin
• West Carroll
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