Authorities in the Franklin-Baldwin area are asking motorists to avoid unnecessary travel in the area.

As more winter precipitation falls in the Acadiana area, roads are being threatened with more sleet and freezing rain in some areas.

Winter Weather is not done yet! Overpasses are once again icing over causing multiple traffic accidents.


Posted by Franklin Fire Department on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

A Facebook post from the Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department is asking motorists to avoid driving on roads that could potentially be icing up again after working multiple crashes on Hwy 90 this morning.

HIGHWAY 90 is closed⚠️

Please avoid unnecessary travel this morning as overpass bridges are icing up again. Multiple crashes on HWY 90 near Baldwin/Franklin. ⚠️

Posted by Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

In addition to the warning from the Baldwin-Franklin area, it is reported that all overpass bridges on Hwy 90 from St. Mary Parish to New Orleans have been closed.

Although some roadways may seem "normal" and safe to travel, others still have pockets of dangerous ice in shaded areas, usually under trees and on bridges and overpasses. In addition to that, roads that may have looked safe at one point since they last froze over may have iced up again with this new round of wintry precipitation.

Be safe and avoid unnecessary travel until authorities give us the green light to safely get back on the roads.

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