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‘Large majority’ of Louisiana’s roads remain impassable due to winter weather, State Police says

Louisiana State Police are urging residents in most of the state to stay off of roadways due to...
Louisiana State Police are urging residents in most of the state to stay off of roadways due to winter and icy conditions Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Police say a "large majority" of the state's major highways and interstates are impassable at this time.(Louisiana State Police)
Updated: Feb. 16, 2021 at 8:53 AM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Troopers with Louisiana State Police are encouraging residents to stay off of the roads Tuesday, Feb. 16 until conditions improve.

“A large majority of roads across Louisiana remain impassable due to current winter weather. Weather conditions and extremely low temperatures have not allowed for any defrosting of our roadways. Unnecessary travel is highly discouraged,” troopers wrote in a Facebook post.

Below freezing temperatures are expected to persist in most of Louisiana until at least midday Tuesday. Northern and central Louisiana will likely not see temperatures above freezing for several days.

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