From Managing Editor George Sells:
As of 6 p.m., much of the Metro Baton Rouge area is under an official winter storm warning. That means freezing precipitation is a virtual certainty. The warning continues until 2 p.m. Tomorrow.
Major public school systems are announcing closings including East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston and the Felicianas. You can find a complete list on WAFB.COM.
One of Baton Rouge's biggest air carriers, American Airlines, reports cancellations, not because of the weather here, but because of a winter storm at American's hub at Dallas-Fort Worth.
A major story on the national side: Former President Bill Clinton was rushed to a New York hospital with chest pains today. Two stents were placed in his chest. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen leaving the State Department in a rush after the reports. Bill Clinton is 63.
The sun has been shining in New York today after two brutal snow storms and that seems to have left a positive note on Wall Street. Dow Jones Industrials closed up 106 points.