All of the interstates are closed all through town and a bunch of bridges in addition. The kids are having a "snow day", yes I said snow day, here in Baton Rouge, LA. Lots of businesses are closed and the authorities are asking people to stay in their homes and off the roads.
Check out the Snow Day Slideshow here: http://www.wafb.com/slideshow?
|A Friend's Carcicle|
When I went to work on Friday, my car was literally one big icicle. There was at least a 1/4 inch sheet of ice covering the whole thing, and in some places, even more. I was out there with my driver's license chipping away at the ice after loosening it with my defroster. What a mess! I was fifteen minutes late for work after having to take four or five detours to avoid interstates and closed bridges.
When Saturday and Sunday came, it didn't even feel like the same hemisphere. And then they said it was coming again.
This week, I changed days and went in a day early so that I could stay home during the worst of it. It's supposed to be 18 or so tonight so all of the rain, sleet and snow should still be there tomorrow morning making the roads a dangerous place. A bunch of electrical workers (2100 I believe) are on standby for outages and such.
Louisiana - where you can go from shorts and flip flops to ski parkas and back in less than a week - we're flexible that way!