OPELOUSAS -- St. Landry Parish's president, sheriff, mayors, and chiefs of Police are encouraging all residents not to drive over the next few days until the roads thaw. Driving conditions will be dangerous as ice forms on the road.
The National Weather Service is predicting ice of up to one inch possible in St. Landry Parish making driving near impossible. The ice may not begin to thaw until late Tuesday or Wednesday.
The frozen streets will also hamper first responders. They may not be able to respond to calls if they deem the roads too dangerous to use as road conditions worsen.
If citizens need to drive, please use care, drive slowly, watch for black ice on the roadways, allow more stopping room, and do not use cruise control.
For road closure information, monitor local media or visit www.511la.org.