Lafayette Consolidated Government Mayor-President Monique Boulet has declared civil leave for half a day while other services will be suspended the entire day due to weather.

The low temperatures combined with rain has left some areas without power and ice spots on some roadways.

According to Chief Administrative Officer Rachel Godeaux, the Boulet Administration will grant civil leave until noon today.

In addition to the half day for employees of the system, a decision has been made about the Lafayette Transit System and waste collection.

Lafayette Bus
TSM Photo

It has been decided that all transit services will be canceled today and that includes the paratransit and Night Owl bus services.

LCG officials say that regular transit services will pick back up tomorrow morning, Wednesday, January 17, at 5:45.

To be cautious, Acadiana Waste Services will not be doing an waste collection today, but regular pickup will begin tomorrow.

Boulet's administration is continuing to watch the weather situation, and at this time, they are asking drivers to stay off of our roadways unless it is absolutely essential for you to travel.

Road Closed Sign
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth

Here are the latest area road closures:

City of Lafayette Major Road Closures

Overpasses closed at the following locations due to hazardous conditions:

  • 1000 Camellia Blvd
  • 1600 W. Pinhook Rd
  • 4200 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
  • 900 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy

Interstate Closures in Louisiana

  • (St. Landry Parish) I-49 northbound at La. 10
  • (St. Martin Parish) I-10 closed east and westbound on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge
  • (St. Mary Parish) US 90 between mile markers 182 and 210 closed in both directions
  • (Calcasieu Parish) 210 Loop from I-10 to Exit 3 closed in both directions due to icing

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