How to prepare for frigid temperatures in the Baton Rouge area

How to prepare for frigid temperatures in the Baton Rouge area

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge is experiencing record low temperatures and the big freeze will continue for the next 24-hours.

Residents will need to protect their pipes, plants, pets, and people.

Most area schools and government offices have announced closures ahead of the frigid conditions. Residents should also monitor road conditions and closures before traveling and ensure they are safely heating their homes to prevent fires.

If you need a smoke detector in your home you can call the State Fire Marshal's Office directly at 225-925-4911. You can also go online here at any time to apply for a free smoke detector.

For more information about fire safety and prevention, click here.

Download the WAFB 9News and First Alert Weather app to receive updates on the latest conditions on your smartphone or tablet.

Below is a list of links to information to keep residents up-to-date and prepared for the extended frigid weather:

FORECAST

CLOSURES

ROAD CONDITIONS 

AAA offers tips for driving safe in winter weather

PIPES

Experts encourage residents to protect pipes ahead of hard freeze

FIRE SAFETY 

Red Cross asking for public's help installing smoke alarms for cold snap

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