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Ice fight to continue overnight, Wednesday morning on roads

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Posted: Jan 28, 2014 11:41 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Jan 29, 2014 12:19 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: ice, roads, dangerous, traffic

BATON ROUGE- Ice is expected to linger on highways overnight and into Wednesday, making driving dangerous.

But, the state will continue to fight the ice overnight Tuesday with crews targeting priority routes. A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation and Development said workers are covering shifts for 24-hours. Trucks will be out spreading sand, salt, and clearing ice or snow from state highways.

The city of Baton Rouge suspended ice clearing for the night late Tuesday. Ascension Parish reported early Wednesday morning, it was continuing to deter icing on bridges with sand.

The state has said it was attempting to keep Highway 190 across the state open as well as Airline between New Orleans and the city as much as possible.

It could be late Wednesday or even Thursday before roads are safe enough for travel. Leaders have asked people to stay off of them unless it is an emergency.

Late Tuesday, I-12 closed virtually through the entire corridor and I-10 was closed in many places, too. For more road closures, click HERE.
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