Feb. 15 @ 11:30 a.m. – Weather Notice: Freezing Conditions, Update #2
WEATHER NOTICE – FREEZING CONDITIONS
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.
A curfew for Lafourche Parish has been issued for tonight, February 15, from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Port Fourchon tenants, camp owners, workers and others who utilize the elevated LA1 Expressway should prepare now in advance of the overnight road curfew.
Although there are no local road or bridge closures at this time, that may change if safe travel conditions deteriorate due to extreme weather. Local and state agencies will be monitoring bridges and highways for icy conditions. In the meantime, parish officials urge residents to stay off roadways as strong winds and wintry precipitation move into our area.
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.
The GLPC Administration Office in Cut Off and the Fourchon Operations Center will be closing at noon today, Monday, February 15, and will remain closed through Tuesday in observance of the Mardi Gras holiday. Harbor Police and emergency personnel will be stationed in port and patrolling as usual.
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.
We will continue to monitor this winter weather and keep you updated with any developing weather-related issues affecting port and airport.