Evening weather, closures update

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In its latest Nixle alert, the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office said that deputies are currently working numerous wrecks.

Citizens are asked to stay off of the roadways as roads and bridges remain iced and will continue to be so through the night, making traveling even more difficult.

Those travelers that must be on the roads are asked to avoid Highways 365 and 367 near Roberts Cove as the area is extremely dangerous at this time.

Friday's wintry mix of precipitation continues to move eastward and out of the area. As temperatures never rose above freezing Friday, ice lingered on area roadways and will do so throughout the evening and night Friday into Saturday morning. Furthermore, moisture leftover in the areas where the precipitation did melt has already begun refreezing after sunset.

Meteorologists and law enforcement alike remind Acadia Parish citizens that dangerous road conditions will continue across the entire region, expecially on bridges, overpasses and other elevated highways or roadways. Traveling Friday night is strongly discouraged. Those who must drive are reminded to check for road closures along your intended route and use extreme caution while driving, which includes driving at reduced speeds and with greater distance between vehicles.

Conditions currently are expected to improve after sunrise on Saturday as temperatures begin to rise above freezing and lingering ice will be able to melt.