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Snow and sleet pounds West Feliciana Parish

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Posted: Jan 28, 2014 5:27 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Jan 28, 2014 5:27 PM
Source: WBRZ

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    • Snow and sleet pounds West Feliciana Parish

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ST. FRANCISVILLE- A rare sight was visible on South Louisiana roads Tuesday. State workers used snow plows to clear thick ice off of roads in West Feliciana Parish.

For law enforcement, there were headaches trying to ensure the roads were safe. Lukily, most listened to the warnings to stay off of roads.

"We feel like people are listening to what we said yesterday, and that is to stay hunkered down and only travel if you have to," West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel said.

New Parish President Kevin Couhig told News 2 he was pleased with what he was seeing so far as well.

"I think people are making good decisions on their own," Couhig said. "If we see more traffic, we may impose a curfew."

Down the street from the Parish 911 center, Richard Sykes found a new hobby. He spent Tuesday creating snow circles on his four wheeler.

"I've lived out here, and it's a blast," Sykes said.

He said despite warnings to stay inside, he wanted to enjoy the unusual occurrence.

"I've seen it twice in my life, and I've seen it twice in one week now," Sykes said.

As the uncertainty grows, the new concern for the night is people trying to sight-see before things thaw out.

"This is almost worse than a hurricane," Sheriff Daniel said. "A hurricane you know a little bit more of what to expect than you do here."

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