Cold weather update from Jefferson Parish

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JEFFERSON, LA – On Monday morning, Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng issued an emergency declaration as Jefferson Parish continues winter weather preparations.

Accumulating ice (freezing rain) and possibly sleet will continue to be possible through Monday afternoon, followed by frigid temperatures overnight.

Hard freeze conditions are expected through the Jefferson Parish area, which could result in severe damage.

The Jefferson Parish Administration, along with the Emergency Management and Public Works Departments, continue to closely monitor the weather and are ready to respond accordingly.

All should remain prepared and weather aware.

Residents are reminded to protect the 4 P’s: People, Pets, Pipes and Plants – check on elderly neighbors and family; bring pets indoors or make sure they have a warm shelter with access to unfrozen water; wrap exposed pipes and let faucets drip; and protect sensitive vegetation.

Closures:

Jefferson Parish offices are closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 due to the Mardi Gras holiday. Additionally, Lafreniere ParkParc des Familles, the Bucktown Boardwalk and all JPRD facilities are closed on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, due to the weather.

Garbage and Recycling Collection:

Curbside garbage and recycling will not be collected on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 for those residents in Unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the Town of Jean Lafitte who regularly receive collection on a Tuesday. Residents should remove waste and recyclables from the curbside and place them out again on their next regularly scheduled collection day. The residential trash drop-off site at the Jefferson Parish Landfill will close on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, due to anticipated icy conditions. All other Parish trash-drop off sites are also closed on Tuesday. 

Transit:

Jefferson Parish Transit will be operating a Saturday schedule tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Jefferson Transit continues to monitor the conditions of the roads and overpasses and will update the public on further service changes as they happen.

COVID-19 Testing:

The Alario Center drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb.16, 2021.

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