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  • All interstate roadways now open except westbound lanes of Twin Span

    All interstate roadways now open except westbound lanes of Twin Span

    I-10 at Bonnabel on Thursday afternoon. (Source: DOTD)I-10 at Bonnabel on Thursday afternoon. (Source: DOTD)

    The following roadways have reopened.

    The following roadways have reopened.

  • As weather warms, Jefferson and Orleans parishes prepare for more problems

    As weather warms, Jefferson and Orleans parishes prepare for more problems

    Parish officials address plans for recovery from hard freeze. (Source: City of New Orleans)Parish officials address plans for recovery from hard freeze. (Source: City of New Orleans)

    Temperatures are starting to rise in the New Orleans area, but there are still many issues facing Orleans and Jefferson parishes. 

    Temperatures are starting to rise in the New Orleans area, but there are still many issues facing Orleans and Jefferson parishes. 

  • La DOTD: Road Closure information

    La DOTD: Road Closure information

    Source: La DOTDSource: La DOTD

    For information on road closures with the winter weather moving across the New Orleans area. 

    For information on road closures with the winter weather moving across the New Orleans area. 

  • List of school closures for Friday, Jan. 19

    List of school closures for Friday, Jan. 19

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    The anticipated winter weather moving across our area has prompted officials to announce school closures for Wednesday. 

    The anticipated winter weather moving across our area has prompted officials to announce school closures for Wednesday. 

  • Employers can legally fire you for not coming to work in bad weather

    Employers can legally fire you for not coming to work in bad weather

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:04 AM EST2018-01-16 11:04:42 GMT
    (Source: KSLA News 12)(Source: KSLA News 12)

    Many people have been asking whether or not your employer can penalize, or even fire you, for not coming to work when road conditions are bad. "In a nutshell for simplicity, yes. However, a reasonable employer certainly wouldn't do that. They would make reasonable accommodations for people, especially if they're coming from the outlying counties," attorney Kevin Snider said. Louisiana is an at-will employment state which, in general, means you can be fired f...

    Many people have been asking whether or not your employer can penalize, or even fire you, for not coming to work when road conditions are bad. "In a nutshell for simplicity, yes. However, a reasonable employer certainly wouldn't do that. They would make reasonable accommodations for people, especially if they're coming from the outlying counties," attorney Kevin Snider said. Louisiana is an at-will employment state which, in general, means you can be fired f...

  • LIST: Boil water advisories and precautions

    LIST: Boil water advisories and precautions

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    Several parishes are asking their residents to conserve water as the Winter Weather affects their water systems.

    Several parishes are asking their residents to conserve water as the Winter Weather affects their water systems.

  • Amazon announces finalist cities for 2nd headquarters

    Amazon announces finalist cities for 2nd headquarters

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:23 AM EST2018-01-18 15:23:39 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:46 AM EST2018-01-18 15:46:32 GMT
    The finalists were chosen out of 238 entries submitted throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. (Source: Pixaby)The finalists were chosen out of 238 entries submitted throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. (Source: Pixaby)

    The finalists were chosen from 238 entries submitted throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

    The finalists were chosen from 238 entries submitted throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

  • Report: Some residents say green water gushes from thawed frozen pipes

    Report: Some residents say green water gushes from thawed frozen pipes

    Green water ran through Algiers Point resident's Mark Aspiazu's faucet following a hard freeze overnight into Wednesday morning, January 17, 2018. (Photo by Mark Aspiazu via NOLA.com)Green water ran through Algiers Point resident's Mark Aspiazu's faucet following a hard freeze overnight into Wednesday morning, January 17, 2018. (Photo by Mark Aspiazu via NOLA.com)

    Some residents are experiencing green water flowing through their facets after their frozen pipes thaw out, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.  

    Some residents are experiencing green water flowing through their facets after their frozen pipes thaw out, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.  

  • 13 siblings held captive were likely coerced to remain quiet

    13 siblings held captive were likely coerced to remain quiet

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 2:53 AM EST2018-01-17 07:53:48 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 2:34 AM EST2018-01-18 07:34:18 GMT

    Charges for the children's parents that may include torture and child endangerment could come Wednesday and a court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, authorities said.

    Charges for the children's parents that may include torture and child endangerment could come Wednesday and a court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, authorities said.

  • St. John Parish: Stop using water immediately, state of emergency declared

    St. John Parish: Stop using water immediately, state of emergency declared

    (Source: St. John the Baptist Parish)(Source: St. John the Baptist Parish)

    Due to the inability to sustain water pressure Parishwide as a result of more than 100 leaks, excessive water use, and freeze precautions, St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom has declared a state of emergency.

    Due to the inability to sustain water pressure Parishwide as a result of more than 100 leaks, excessive water use, and freeze precautions, St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom has declared a state of emergency.

  • Three 18-wheelers, 3 cars involved in wreck on US 190; 1 person seriously hurt

    Three 18-wheelers, 3 cars involved in wreck on US 190; 1 person seriously hurt

    Emergency officials are responding to a wreck on U.S. 190 near LA 415 involving three 18-wheelers and three other cars.

    Emergency officials are responding to a wreck on U.S. 190 near LA 415 involving three 18-wheelers and three other cars.

  • Entergy customers free to use power as normal

    Entergy customers free to use power as normal

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    Entergy customers are now free to use their power normally after a request was made to reduce electricity usage Thursday morning.

    Entergy customers are now free to use their power normally after a request was made to reduce electricity usage Thursday morning.

  • 18-wheeler accident on Airline clear

    18-wheeler accident on Airline clear

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    An 18-wheeler accident in Destrehan caused major traffic delays Thursday.

    An 18-wheeler accident in Destrehan caused major traffic delays Thursday.

  • 8-month-old killed in canal crash in Metairie

    8-month-old killed in canal crash in Metairie

    An 8-month-old died after a car crashed into a Metairie canal. (FOX 8)An 8-month-old died after a car crashed into a Metairie canal. (FOX 8)

    Authorities in Jefferson Parish are on scene where a mother and her child crashed their SUV into the canal.  

    Authorities in Jefferson Parish are on scene where a mother and her child crashed their SUV into the canal.  

  • Entergy asking customers to conserve energy to avoid outage

    Entergy asking customers to conserve energy to avoid outage

    Entergy (Source: WAFB)Entergy (Source: WAFB)

    Entergy customers are being asked to reduce their electricity usage Thursday morning to avoid an outage.

    Entergy customers are being asked to reduce their electricity usage Thursday morning to avoid an outage.

  • Wells Fargo says glitch emptying customer accounts fixed

    Wells Fargo says glitch emptying customer accounts fixed

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:43 AM EST2018-01-18 13:43:08 GMT
    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:07 PM EST2018-01-18 17:07:21 GMT
    Wells Fargo said it's working to address a glitch in its online banking system. (Source: Pixaby)Wells Fargo said it's working to address a glitch in its online banking system. (Source: Pixaby)

    The bank said the glitch has been resolved.

    The bank said the glitch has been resolved.

  • Updates on traffic and road closures

    Updates on traffic and road closures

    FOX 8 News has received the several advisories on traffic and road closures; we will update this page as our coverage continues Friday.
    FOX 8 News has received the several advisories on traffic and road closures; we will update this page as our coverage continues Friday.
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  • Mayor and city officials provide updates on winter weather

    Mayor and city officials provide updates on winter weather

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    MOBILE Users can view the live press conference here. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials will update residents on winter weather precautions. The update is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Expected to be in attendance: Mayor Mitch Landrieu Aaron Miller, Director, NOESEP Chief Michael Harrison, Superintendent, NOPD Chief McConnell, Superintendent, NOFD Dr. Jeffrey Elder, Director, EMS Dani Galloway, Director, DPW Dr. Joseph Kanter, Director, Health Departmen...

    MOBILE Users can view the live press conference here. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials will update residents on winter weather precautions. The update is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Expected to be in attendance: Mayor Mitch Landrieu Aaron Miller, Director, NOESEP Chief Michael Harrison, Superintendent, NOPD Chief McConnell, Superintendent, NOFD Dr. Jeffrey Elder, Director, EMS Dani Galloway, Director, DPW Dr. Joseph Kanter, Director, Health Departmen...

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