Hazardous Freezing Rain Begins to Accumulate in Shreveport
Just as the National Weather Service in Shreveport said, the sleet and freezing rain have begun to accumulate in the Shreveport area.
At about noon on Sunday, in conjunction with the NWS Winter Storm Warning, the forecast called for the possibility of sleet, snow and freezing rain accumulations of of between one to two inches for much of the Arklatex.
Though I have yet to see an official amount of the accumulation at this writing, I can certainly attest to the fact that it's stacking up.
Taking a minute to snap a few pictures around here at the Townsquare Media studios in west Shreveport just off I-20, I was somewhat amazed at just how quickly the falling sleet/freezing rain began to accumulate.
However, the falling "wintry mix" hasn't shown to be much of a problem for motorists in the area. Looking at the 511la.org website, outside of the closures of I-49, the Benton Road overpass over KCS in Bossier City, the LA 2 Red River bridge in Plain Dealing and the LA 154 Lake Bistineau Bridge, traffic as of about 3:45 am this morning appears to be flowing fine.
Since our studios sit right along I-20 in west Shreveport, I can also attest to the fact that traffic, though extremely light, seems to be flowing nicely now on the interstate in this area.
Obviously conditions can worsen so if it's possible for you to stay off the roads today, you'll want to do that, but if you must get out, keep an eye on this website for details or go directly to 511la.org for all the latest travel info.
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