Icy roads put St. Tammany in deep freeze

Like much of the New Orleans area, St. Tammany Parish awoke Wednesday (Jan. 17) to find itself coated in a layer of ice, thanks to a wave of snow, sleet and freezing rain that accompanied temperatures in the teens.

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Foggy morning leads to 7 accidents on Causeway in 46-minute stretch

Foggy weather turned the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway into a virtual demolition derby Thursday morning, with seven accidents on the bridge’s southbound span within 46 minutes, including one that involved a Causeway Police Department officer who was responding to an overturned vehicle.

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Worst fog in recent memory creates backups on Causeway

Causeway commuters crossed Lake Pontchartrain in dense fog all day Tuesday. Causeway Commission executive director Carlton Dufrechou said it’s the worst fog he’s seen since he started working at the commission eight years ago.

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Causeway plagued by fog, rain and crashes this week

The going has been tough on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway this week, with fog and periods of heavy rain tormenting commuters and crashes forcing the closure of the southbound span for periods on Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 19).

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