SABINE PARISH, La – With the aftermath of the most recent winter weather storm, as well as the imminent danger of yet another storm to come, Sabine Parish is dealing with multiple closures of businesses, roads, and schools, as well as traffic accidents.
As of Tuesday, February 16th, the Sabine Parish School Board had the following to say;
“For the safety of our school families and due to the ongoing weather event and hazardous road conditions, all Sabine Parish schools and offices are closed to in-person learning for the remainder of this week.
All students will continue virtual learning activities or complete paper packets thru Friday, February 19th. In-person classes will resume on Monday, February 22nd.
Stay safe and warm. The roads are extremely dangerous so please stay home if possible.”
Along with this announcement that no doubt has kids in pure excitement came a string of messages of a much more grim nature from the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department.
According to SPSO, the following roads are just a few of the more dangerous roads in the area following this winter weather.
-Hwy 6 at Airport Road
-Hwy 191 South of Lanan Bridge
-Hwy 175 at Hwy 1216
-Hwy 174 East of Mitchell Community
All of these areas involve multiple vehicle accidents.
There are multiple vehicle crashes throughout our parish and surrounding parishes.
Sheriff Mitchell of Sabine Parish has urged everyone to stay off the roads that are causing dangerous accidents too frequently. SPSO had this to say Tuesday morning;
“The roads are not any better across Sabine Parish this morning. If anything, they will just get worse over the next two days. Sheriff Aaron Mitchell pleads with everyone to please stay home unless your employment requires you to work”
In short, stay home, enjoy the snow while you can, and keep yourself as well as your families safe by staying off the roads.
SOURCE: SPSO & SPSB