Of particular concern is ice that has melted during the day could refreeze overnight, particularly on bridges and elevated roadways, weather forecasters warned. Ice that refreezes on roads is difficult to detect, particularly at night and over asphalt. This ice, often referred to as black ice, may look like an area of water, if it is visible at all.
"We were fortunate not to get enough freezing rain to take down power lines and really cause serious problems," Mayor Michael Yenni said. "However, the roads will still be dangerous overnight and early Thursday. Leave for work a few minutes early and drive carefully."
All Kenner government offices will reopen on Thursday after being closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
DOTD is advising that all lanes are open on LA 3139, the Earhart Expressway, in both directions from Dickory Avenue to the Jefferson/Orleans parish line.
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