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Ice storm warning in effect for NE Louisiana

An ice storm warning remains in effect until 6pm Monday evening for the northeastern part of the state.

Freezing rain and sleet has begun across the area and will persist into the late afternoon with freezing drizzle possible into the evening.

Ice accumulation of o.25 to 0.50 inches is expected with some higher accumulations around 0.50 inch possible

The primary impact will be ice accumulations on elevated surfaces such as bridges, trees and power lines. This will cause very dangerous travel conditions at many locations. Although roadways remain relatively warm from the previous warm days, some icing on roads will be possible as well. Accumulating ice on trees and power lines may cause them to fall resulting in downed lines and power outages.

In addition, a Winter weather advisory remains in effect until 4pm Monday afternoon. Areas of sleet and freezing rain are expected to decrease in coverage and intensity during the rest of the afternoon hours.

 

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