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1:06 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Flash Flood Warnings Remain In Effect For Much Of Metro Area

Orleans and St. Bernard Flash Flood Warning area.
Credit National Weather Service

Update, 1:05 p.m.: Flash Flood Warnings remain in effect through 2 p.m. for Orleans, Plaquemines, Jefferson and St. Bernard Parishes.

The National Weather Service's New Orleans office has issued Flash Flood Warnings for much of the metro region.

The warnings are in effect until 12 p.m. Central Time.

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2014 Winter Storm
2:22 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Winter Weather Closings And Reopenings

This post will be updated continuously as new information becomes available.

An updated list of closings and reopenings throughout the metro area, as the region comes back to life after inclement winter weather shut down much of Louisiana.

The National Weather Service’s New Orleans office says the temperature will drop below freezing tonight, and icy, dangerous conditions will persist until temperatures rise Thursday morning.

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2014 Winter Storm
5:53 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Real-Time Traffic, Road Closure Updates

Find real-time traffic updates, links to live traffic cameras, and much more in this interactive application from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

2014 Winter Storm
3:09 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

State Police: I-10 May Reopen Thursday

Louisiana State Police say motorists should not expect to see Interstate 10 reopened before Thursday.

Capt. Doug Cain says the state's major east-west thoroughfare remains closed between the Jefferson/Orleans parish line through Lafayette.

Cain says the concern is that temperatures won't warm up enough to thaw bridges along the highway like the Bonnet Carré Spillway, four miles at LaPlace and Interstate 55 over Manchac.

The Times-Picayune reports Cain also couldn't say when Interstate 12 might reopen.

2014 Winter Storm
3:05 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Flights Resume At New Orleans Airport

Flights have resumed on a limited basis in and out of New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport.

Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut said flights started arriving mid-morning on Wednesday, roughly a full day after a blast of winter weather suspended service.

Wilcut said the resumption of service will vary by airline.

The airport typically has roughly 260 daily flights.

2014 Winter Storm
2:55 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Power Outages Down From 2200 To Fewer Than 600

Power companies say they've restored power to most of the people who were without it earlier today. The total is down from about 2,200 people to fewer than 600.

This comes as the National Weather Service says its winter storm warning in Southeast Louisiana has been replaced with a hard freeze warning through Thursday morning.

The bulk of those without power are Entergy customers, including about 400 in Ascension Parish and 54 in Jefferson Parish — down from 1,500 and 660.

Eleven other parishes had anywhere from one to 30 customers in the dark.

2014 Winter Storm
12:48 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Region Begins To Stir From Icy Hold, But Danger Remains

City and emergency reponse officials update the public during a Wednesday morning press conference.
City of New Orleans

The City of New Orleans and the metro region have begun to emerge from the winter storm that forced a near-complete shutdown of everything from airports to roads to restaurants, according to a city press conference held Wednesday morning.

Officials say we’re not out of the woods just yet, as dangerous winter weather continues to grip the region and already-freezing or near-freezing temperatures are expected to plunge again this evening.

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2014 Winter Storm
11:05 am
Wed January 29, 2014

NASA Photo Shows Winter Storm From Space

This image, captured by a NOAA/NASA weather satellite at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, shows a "winter blanket" extending across much of the southern U.S.
Credit NOAA/NASA GOES Project

The GOES-East satellite (a joint project of NASA and NOAA) captured this photo of the winter storm that hammered the South yesterday.

The National Weather Service has canceled the Winter Storm Warning for the New Orleans region as the storm moves offshore, but a Hard Freeze Warning is in effect. Temperatures are forecasted to warm into the mid- to upper-30s today, with hints of sunshine, but will quickly plummet after nightfall.

(h/t @ejimbo_com)

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2014 Winter Storm
10:18 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Hard Freeze Warning Remains In Effect For Metro New Orleans

Mostly cloudy skies and cold temperatures will be found across the area today. Icy conditions will continue through the morning hours on area roads and bridges. Some melting is expected this afternoon, but icy conditions will redevelop by this evening.
Credit National Weather Service


The storm that dumped sleet and ice over the New Orleans region and much of the state has passed out into the Gulf of Mexico, prompting the National Weather Service's New Orleans office to cancel the Winter Storm Warning and replace it with a Hard Freeze Warning.

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2014 Winter Storm
4:30 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Winter Storm Dumping Snow, Sleet And Freezing Rain Across Metro Area

The winter storm system is passing through the New Orleans region now.
Credit National Weather Service

South Louisiana has slowly ground to a halt as a winter storm dumps snow, sleet and freezing rain from Lafayette through coastal Mississippi.

The National Weather Service says moderate to heavy sleet continues across most of the region, and a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for metro New Orleans. The NWS says the Winter Storm Warning is expected to last until Wednesday morning, and will likely be replaced by a Hard Freeze Warning once precipitation finally ceases.

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