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Mostly Wet, Not Frozen For Acadiana Drivers This Morning

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Significant amounts of rain and even some thunder rumbled through the heart of Acadiana during the nighttime hours but for the most part the temperatures have remained above the freezing mark.

At 3AM most of Acadiana South of U.S. Highway 190 was reporting temperatures just barely above freezing. The temperature in Opelousas was 33 degrees, as was the temperature in DeRidder. The Leesville/Fort Polk weather station had a reported temperature of 31 degrees.

What does this mean for drivers this morning? For the most part travelers in the 97.3 The Dawg listening area will wake up to wet but not frozen roads, bridges and overpasses. That does not mean that patchy ice won’t be on some of the bridges in the northern sections of the listening area.

The temperature is expected to stay above freezing for most of us that live and travel along and south of I-10 and Dave Baker anticipates a little bit of sunshine before the day is over. This means that any issues with ice should be very short lived and should be cleared by midday.

There were some  school closures reported in response to anticipated winter weather but for the most part most systems in the area will be operating on a normal schedule.  Travelers with travel plans that will take them north along Interstate 49 should be advised that there have been some weather related closures in the Alexandria and Shreveport areas. There were also some reports of issues with ice along I-20 in the Monroe area.

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