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Governor declares state of emergency for central Louisiana

Governor Bobby Jindal declares a state of emergency for central and south Louisiana. Those areas could experience freezing temperatures starting Tuesday morning and then snowfall through the night.
Governor Bobby Jindal declares a state of emergency for central and south Louisiana. Those areas could experience freezing temperatures starting Tuesday morning and then snowfall through the night.

Governor Jindal is urging families in those areas to put together a game plan now and local officials are advising people to just stay at home. People in Sabine Parish are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.

Gene Stockton says,” I just got my welding machine gassed up just in case the power goes out."

Local Homeland Security director, David Davis has been keeping up with weather conditions and receiving updates from the state. Monday night he still had some major concerns.

"1st thing is to be careful, we're concerned about the roads."

He advises people to stay at home. In Many most grocery stores and gas stations were packed as people got ready for the winter weather.

Stockton says, “Just watch what it does cause if it sleets I'm staying in tomorrow. If not I'm going to get out in it.”

All Sabine Parish schools are closed along with state offices in the parish.

Carol Peace says, “My husband works at the Zwolle school and he's out tomorrow. So I'm jealous. I work at the hospital and it never closes."

Melvin Holden is going to try and brave the elements to get to work.

"I got to be at work at 6:30 in the morning, so i'm going to see what I can do with it.”

Whether you're ready or not temperatures will start to dip down to the mid 20's Tuesday morning.

Davis expects most major roadways to be ok, but roads in outlying areas could pose a problem. Power outages are also possible, so make sure you have fuel for your generators.

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