On Friday evening, March 11, it started to rain. Within minutes, the rain turned to sleet. A little while later, it began snowing. The next morning, houses and fields were covered with a lite dusting of snow. Even with the sleet, snow, and freezing temperatures, dedicated Sheriff’s Department Deputies attended their scheduled firearms training (see picture below). The roads remained safe and clear. The Journal has not learned of any area in the parish which lost power due to ice and snow. Many people were surprised by the ice and snow because the temperatures had reached into the upper 60s several consecutive days prior.
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