St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Weather Advisory: Winter Storm - Update 7

Weather Advisory: Winter Storm - Update 7

Thursday, January 30, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Parish remains in Hard Freeze Warning through this morning at 9:00 a.m. Icy roads and bridges will continue to pose hazardous travel conditions. Residents are asked to use caution on roadways.

Road Closures:
1. I-10 EB & WB - NOW OPEN
2. I-55 NB - OPEN
3. I-55 SB – CLOSED - Hwy. 51 (low road) is open
4. Veterans Memorial Bridge – CLOSED
5. Hale Boggs Bridge – OPEN
6. Sunshine Bridge - OPEN

Residents continue to use caution on the roads during morning commutes.
Public Works crews addressing isolated patches of ice throughout the parish.

Water Conservation:
Thank you to all residents who conserved water over the past few days. Water conservation measures will remain in place until pipes begin to thaw this morning.

As freezing temperatures rise, leaks could occur throughout the Parish. Please continue to take water conservation measures and also report any water leaks to 9-1-1 as soon as possible.

Business Closures – All St. John businesses can open this morning at normal business hours. Please continue to be conscious of hazardous and closed roadways and consider employee safety.

School Closures
All public and private schools - CLOSED
SELA Technical College - OPEN

Government Offices - OPEN

Additional information will be released to residents as it becomes available. Please stay tuned to local news stations and WWL Radio - 870 AM for updates. Visit, St. John Parish Government Access Channel (RTC, Comcast Ch 15 and AT&T U-Verse Ch 99),, twitter: @SJBPgov. Sign up to receive Parish alerts by visiting the Parish website at and clicking on “Stay Connected.”