Posted: Feb 10, 2014 10:58 PM by Trey Schmaltz
MONROE- Louisiana is under a state of emergency as parishes in the northern area of the state deal with another round of severe winter weather.
The declaration, announced Monday, will help in the deployment and staging of state assets to support northern parishes in responding in case of snow or ice. It's in effect through March 11 unless terminated sooner.
The state also said it was closing state offices Tuesday in 19 northern parishes where sleet and snow are expected.
Affected are state offices in Avoyelles, Bienville, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Union, Vernon, Webster, and West Carroll parishes.
The forecast for Ouachita Parish called for freezing rain and a low below freezing overnight Monday and into Tuesday.
In the Capital City area it'll be twenty degrees warmer, but still chilly Tuesday with a chance of rain. Click HERE for the local forecast.
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