Feb. 15 @ 10:00 a.m. – Weather Notice: Freezing Conditions
WEATHER NOTICE – FREEZING CONDITIONS
Monday, February 15, 2021
GLPC is monitoring winter weather reports, as freezing conditions are forecast for our area for the next few days. Port Fourchon businesses, South Lafourche Airport users, and local residents should be alert for updates and prepared for the possibility of adverse weather conditions that may affect travel routes. Please plan ahead to minimize potential impacts to your operations.
As elevated roadways and bridges are always at greater risk for freezing, DOTD has informed us that they plan to prepare the Elevated LA 1 Expressway for icy conditions to maintain safe travel as long as weather allows.
Local and state agencies will be monitoring bridges and highways for icy conditions. Port Fourchon tenants, camp owners, workers and others who utilize the Elevated LA1 Expressway should prepare for the high potential of a road closure overnight.
Residents are reminded to respect all road closures and police barricades, drive with extreme caution, and reduce speeds if you must be on the roads. Bridges and elevated roadways will be first to experience ice accumulation and freezing, and black ice is a significant concern. Please slow down and allow extra time to drive cautiously.
WARNINGS, WATCHES, & ADVISORIES:
- WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY (Upper Lafourche) in effect, with significant ice impacts expected.
- HARD FREEZE WARNING in effect today and tomorrow, low to mid 20s, with temperatures below freezing for 12+ hours across much of the area.
- WIND CHILL ADVISORY in effect from tonight to noon on Tuesday. Bitter cold wind chill values expected.
NOTIFICATIONS AND WEATHER INFORMATION:
If you have signed up to any of our public information or emergency notification lists, e-mails, and/or social media, messages will be sent out regularly during a weather event with up-to-date information. If you would like to sign up for any notifications from the Port Commission, visit our NOTIFY ME page.
Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for links to current storm information, helpful storm prep information and resources, and contact updating forms.
We will continue to monitor this winter weather and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.