BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency as another round of severe winter weather approaches northern Louisiana.
The declaration, announced Monday, will help in the deployment and staging of state assets to support northern parishes in responding in case of snow or ice. It's in effect through March 11 unless terminated sooner.
The state also said it was closing state offices Tuesday in 19 northern parishes where sleet and snow are expected.
Affected are state offices in Avoyelles, Bienville, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Union, Vernon, Webster, and West Carroll parishes.