Ascension asking residents to be ready for expected cold temperatures
ASCENSION PARISH- Water towers are full and utility crews are "on full alert" ahead of several days of sub-freezing temperatures, authorities said Friday.
Last week, when the region had seven straight days with temperatures below 32 degrees, authorities had to shut down water service to Donaldsonville one night because water towers were depleted by people leaving faucets on to thwart ruptured pipes.
Parish officials hope to avoid repeating that process, by recommending that residents insulate exposed pipes and leave faucets on at a "slow drip," a news release said.
Authorities asked people to watch out for their neighbors, especially the homes of those who are away.
People who have or see water leaks can report them by calling the utilities emergency line at 225-450-1078.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Ascension parish school district offers free english classes to spanish speaking parents
Bee swarm blocks area of downtown Baton Rouge
BREC selects design firms to overhaul Baton Rouge Zoo, Greenwood Park
Aramark, Baton Rouge Food Bank team up to help Florence victims
Overnight crash involving Baton Rouge police officer