Most main roadways in St. Charles Parish have reopened today and will be closely monitored by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the Louisiana State Police and St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for safety as night falls and temperatures once again dip below freezing.
The main weather threat is a hard freeze overnight. The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning until 9 a.m. Thursday for St. Charles Parish and surrounding areas. Residents moving about the parish this evening should continue to use caution while driving. Please allow extra driving time to reach your destination.
St. Charles Parish Public schools, centers and the central office will reopen on Jan. 30. After consulting with the St. Charles Parish Department of Emergency Preparedness, the school system made the decision to reopen all schools, centers and the central office tomorrow. Bus operations will resume their regular schedule. While it is expected that temperatures will be freezing in the early morning hours, all buildings have been inspected and are in normal operating condition.
The St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville and all offices and activities within, as well as all other local government offices, will resume normal operating hours on Thursday. Division E of the 29th Judicial District Court will be in session.
LOCAL ROADS ROUNDUP
Below is a comprehensive list of roads status in the parish. If a road is not listed, please consider it OPEN.
I-10 from the Loyola exit to LaPlace (Spillway): CLOSED in both directions.
US 61 (Airline Highway) Spillway Bridge: OPEN.
I-310 / HALE BOGGS BRIDGE
OPEN from US 90 to I-10 in both directions. All lanes are OPEN on the Hale Boggs Bridge. In addition, I-10 has reopened through Jefferson and Orleans Parishes.
US 90 Bridge at Davis Diversion: OPEN.
LA 3142 railroad overpass at the plants: OPEN.
US 90 bridge at Des Allemands: OPEN.
For a list of road closures throughout the state, visit www.lsp.org or www.511la.org.
The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning through 9 a.m. Thursday for our area. A hard freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation. The long duration of sub-freezing temperatures may also cause damage to exposed water pipes if protection action is not taken.
Please take precautions to protect people, pets, sensitive vegetation, and wrap exposed pipes. Please check on sick or elderly relatives and neighbors to make sure they have adequate heating, bring all pets indoors and protect livestock. (For more detailed information on water system and heating precautions and safety tips, visit www.stcharlesparish-la.gov.)
Garbage pickup will resume Thursday. Any missed pickups will be made up on Friday.
Any questions or concerns may be directed to the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center at (985) 783-5050 24 hours a day.
Please stay tuned to local media, Cox Cable Channel 6 in St. Charles Parish, stcharlesparish-la.gov, 1-888-SCP-9EOC or 1370 AM in St. Charles Parish for further announcements and forecast information. To sign up for emergency texts, e-mails and phone calls from the St. Charles Parish EOC, visit www.scpemergencyalerts.com. Residents can follow www.facebook.com/stcharlesgov and www.twitter.com/stcharlesgov for the most up-to-date information.
For a list of emergency and winter storm websites, apps and other resources, log on to www.stcharlesparish-la.gov.
The mission of St. Charles Parish government is to provide high quality, efficient services to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of St. Charles Parish.
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