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Southeast Louisiana begins to thaw out after near record low temperatures

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Two girls play in the icy weather near Mandeville.  Temperatures are expected to remain freezing through Thursday morning. (Source: klaterrade/fox8live.com) Two girls play in the icy weather near Mandeville. Temperatures are expected to remain freezing through Thursday morning. (Source: klaterrade/fox8live.com)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Southeast Louisiana will see another sub-freezing morning, but with sunny skies a warmer afternoon is coming.

High temperatures today will reach the upper forties to near 50 degrees. Any left-over ice will clear today.

Residents should expect another cold night, but not freezing. A pattern shift to higher temperatures is on the way starting tomorrow and into the weekend as temperatures reach near 70 by Saturday.

The area will have a warmer stretch through early next week before another cold front moves through. That air mass does not look as cold as the one this week.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development released this list of road closures around the state:

 

Ascension Parish:

• (Closed) I-10 East and West from US 61 to Kenner

• (Closed) Highway 941

• (Closed) Overpasses on Highway 74

• (Closed) Courtney Bridge on LA 1036 west of LA 441

Avoyelles Parish:

• (Impassable) LA 29 between Evergreen and Cottonport

 

Concordia Parish:

• (Closed) US 84 (Mississippi River Bridge) between Vidalia, LA and Natchez, MS

 

East Baton Rouge Parish:

• (Closed) Central Thruway between South Choctaw Drive and Frenchtown Road

• (Closed, Impassable) I-110 North and South from the I-10/I-110 Split and US 61

 

Iberia Parish:

• (Closed) All Overpasses on Highway 90 (Detoured to on/off ramps)

• (Closed) Duperior Street Bridge

 

Jefferson Parish:

• (Closed) Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge in both directions

 

Lafourche Parish:

• (Closed) The Valentine Bridge is closed between Joe Brown Road and Valentine Drive

Livingston Parish:

• (Closed) LA 63 at I-12 overpass

 

Orleans Parish:

• (Closed) Exit ramp from I-10 East to Downman Road

• (Closed) I-10 East and West on the Twin Span Bridge

• (Reduced to one lane) LA 47 on the Green Bridge

 

Plaquemines Parish:

• (Closed) LA 23 Hi Rise Bridge in Empire

Rapides Parish:

• (Closed) I-49 North and South Exit 80: US 71 and Exit 94: River Road; Rapides Station Road (near Alexandria).

• (Closed) LA 8 Bridge over the Red River in Boyce

• (Closed) US 165 Business Bridge over the Red River (Jackson Street)

• (Closed) LA 116 from LA 28 to Esler Airfield

 

St. Bernard Parish:

• (Closed) LA 3146 (Violet Canal Bridge) at LA 39

 

St. Charles Parish:

• (Closed) I-10 East and West at the Bonnet Carre Spillway Bridge

St. James:

• (Closed) Veteran Memorial Bridge (Gramercy Bridge) on LA 3213

 

St. John the Baptist Parish:

• (Closed) Veteran Memorial Bridge (Gramercy Bridge) on LA 3213 North and South

• (Closed) I-55 Both directions from Mile Post 0 to Mile Post 23

• (Closed) I-10 East and West from the Bonnet Carre Spillway to the St. James parish line

 

St. Tammany Parish:

• (Closed) Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge in both directions

• (Closed) I-10 East and West on the Twin Span Bridge

Tangipahoa Parish:

• (Closed) I-55 North and South from St. John the Baptist Parish Line to US 51B in Ponchatoula

• (Closed) I-10 East and West on the Twin Span Bridge

 

West Feliciana Parish:

• (Closed, Impassable) LA 10 between the John James Audubon Bridge and US 61

• (Closed, Impassable) US 61 between LA 421 and the Mississippi state line

 

Follow traffic reporter Kristi Coleman on Twitter: @KColemanFOX8

Follow meteorologist Chris Franklin on Twitter: @CFranklinFOX8

 

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