Nasty weather creates dramatic Tuesday night in La.

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Posted: Feb 11, 2014 9:18 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Feb 11, 2014 9:18 PM
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press

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Topics: weather, storm, winter, freezing

ST. FRANCISVILLE- The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory for areas northwest of Baton Rouge, including Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson County in Mississippi.

Into Tuesday night, thunderstorms moved across the region as temperatures dipped into the thirties.

The rain is expected to linger into Wednesday.

In other parts of Louisiana, state highway officials closed roads and began to initiate ice plans as freezing weather moved from Texas along the I-20 corridor. Interstate systems in Shreveport where closed by the evening rush there Tuesday.

In Monroe, crews were salting roadways ahead of the storm and numerous schools and government officers announced closures for part of the rest of the week.

The governor issued a state of emergency due to another winter storm Monday.

Power companies reported outages across Louisiana as freezing rain and thunderstorms moved through both ends of the state.

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