When you think of winter in South Louisiana, does ice come to mind?

sleet in Baton RougeYesterday was the first time in the 32 years living here, that I have seen an entire day with icing conditions.  Usually we warm up over freezing, and the ice does not last.

Roads were closing all over the city, as many streets have elevated portions, going over canals, bayou’s and the like.

All in all, the day was interesting, listening to the reports of closures and conditions, while hearing the sleet hitting the windows of our building.  In the end, driving about town became like a puzzle or maze.   Who could come up with the path home, without encountering a road block.

It gives new meaning to the term “evacuation route”!