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St. John Parish winter update #2

Monday, February 15 – 11 a.m.
 
Emergency Declaration:
  • Parish President signed emergency declaration to allow Parish officials to take precautionary measures and ensure the safety of residents during the Winter Weather emergency.
Advisories:
  • Winter Weather Advisory through 6:00 p.m.
  • Hard Freeze Warning for Monday night.
  • Wind Chill Watch for Monday night.
Precautions:
  • Ice accumulation could result in dangerous travel conditions through Tuesday. Limit unnecessary travel and use extreme caution on roads.
  • Take protections to protect people, plans, pets and pipes:
–         People – Check on elderly neighbors, family & friends.
–         Plants – Cover or bring plants inside.
–         Pets – Bring pets inside.
–         Pipes – Wrap exposed pipes. When temps near 32, run faucet furthest from meter with no more than a trickle of water.
  • Heat safely. Please don’t use oven for heat
  • Please don’t leave space heaters unattended.
  • Never run a generator in an enclosed area.
Roads:
  • I-55 is closed between LaPlace and Ponchatoula. The Highway 51 low road is open.
  • The Veterans Memorial Bridge in Gramercy is open for as long as conditions allow.
  • Sunshine Bridge in Convent is closed.
  • Road conditions are changing quickly. Dial 511 for latest.
Garbage Services:
  • Metro Service Group has suspended garbage services for Monday and Tuesday due to weather conditions.
Power Outages:
  • To report an outage to Entergy, text OUT to 36778, download the Entergy App, call 800-9-OUTAGE
Stay Informed:
  • Text SJPWeather to 888-777 for updates.
  • Information also posted to sjbparish.com, Government Access Channel (15/99) and Facebook/Instagram.