NEW ORLEANS — The Causeway PD is recommending that drivers cross the Pontchartrain Causeway before 7 p.m. if your schedule permits.
According to the National Weather Service, the greater New Orleans metro is under a winter weather advisory until midnight.
Temperatures will be below freezing by 7 p.m., according to the WGNO Weather Lab.
Then, we turn our attention to the bitter cold weather. A hard freeze warning will be in effect from 6 p.m. until noon Wednesday for most of the viewing area, except for coastal Louisiana parishes.
There’s a wind chill advisory from 9 p.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday. Wind chills could be as cold as 9 degrees.
The high on Wednesday is expected to be 37 degrees.
Surface temps should remain above freezing until 6 PM or 7 PM so we do not anticipate ice forming on the Causeway during evening commuting hours. However, if your schedule permits, we recommend returning home before 7 PM this evening.
— Causeway PD / GNOEC (@Causeway_Police) January 16, 2018