Gov. Edwards held a news conference via zoom Monday evening as La. faces bitter cold

Published: Feb. 15, 2021 at 3:29 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2021 at 5:30 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards held a news conference on the bitter cold and winter weather threat at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15.

The governor held his news conference virtually via Zoom.

A winter storm moved into the state overnight, bringing snow, sleet, and freezing temperatures to almost every part of the state except the New Orleans area.

Forecasters say bitter cold temperatures are currently on track to keep most of Louisiana below freezing through at least Tuesday afternoon, with the northernmost parts of the state staying below freezing for days.

The Northern and Central portions of Louisiana could face an even colder second round of wintry weather beginning Wednesday, Feb. 17.

You can watch the replay of the governor’s address in this web story.

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