UPDATE: As of Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, the boil water advisory has been lifted.

Residents in Laplace have been cleared to use their water as of noon Saturday.

A Boil Water Advisory remains in place for Garyville, Reserve and Edgard.

Stop Water Usage:

  • Urgent - Residents are urged to stop water usage until further notice
  • Little to no water pressure is affecting the Parish due to excessive use, isolated leaks and broken pipes
  • Businesses and homeowners with back flow preventers should monitor them regularly for leaks

Weather/Advisories:

  • Temperatures will warm today (mid 40s) before dropping below freezing again tonight.
  • Hard Freeze Warning
  • Wind Chill Advisory
  • A list of freeze precautions are available at sjbparish.com.
  • A pencil thin faucet drip should be used as a last resort during freezing temperatures
  • Please shut off water once temperatures improve

Conserve Energy:

  • Entergy is asking customers to reduce electricity due to high demand
  • Tips include: lowering the thermostat to 68 degrees or lower, delaying laundry, washing dishes, bathing until later in the day.
  • Don't allow warm air to escape from the home. Fill holes and gaps where wiring and pipes enter house.

Roads:

  • I-10 is closed from Lafayette to Kenner
  • I-55 is closed in both directions
  • For the latest road closures, dial 511

Closures on Thursday, Jan. 18:

  • Public & Private Schools
  • Parish Government Offices
  • Council on Aging Centers
  • South Central Louisiana Technical College - Reserve Campus
  • All extracurricular activities are cancelled

Stay Connected:

  • Please monitor weather and news stations for latest updates
  • Parish sites will be updated throughout the day at sjbparish.com and on Facebook
  • Sign up for emergency text messages and emails, visit sjbparish.com and click on "Stay Connected"