LSP: MOTORIST SAFETY
Sharing from the Louisiana State Police.
State Police are cautioning drivers to be careful as cold weather moves through the area over the weekend.
The National Weather Service is monitoring a cold front that could create a mixture of rain and snow in south Louisiana late Sunday into early Monday, officials said.
The weather could affect roadway surfaces and create dangerous driving conditions, State Police said. Road closures are possible and expected across the state.
”Before deciding whether travel is necessary, Louisiana State Police urges motorists to stay informed with the latest weather and travel conditions,” State Police said in a release.
”Freezing rain and sleet can cause bridges and overpasses to ice quickly, as temperatures near the freezing point. If conditions deteriorate, motorists are encouraged to refrain from driving until conditions improve. If ice accumulates on bridges and/or overpasses, LSP will work closely with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and our local law enforcement partners to take appropriate measures.”
Call 511 for road closure information or visit the 511LA by clicking HERE. You can also download the Louisiana 511 mobile application.
State Police are offering the following winter weather driving tips: