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The eye comes down in Ponchatoula ~ above Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


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The Columbia Street Landing enntrance gate in the at an early stage morning snow in Covington, La., Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo through G. Andrew Boyd, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)



Kaylie Murray, Phillip Murray, and also Darrick McMahon develop a snowman as eye comes under in Ponchatoula on Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


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Miles Branch in Washington Parish, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo through David Grunfeld, lifwynnfoundation.org |The Times-Picayune)


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The statue the Huey P. Long at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge was extended in a dusting of snow on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

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Kaylie Murray, Darrick McMahon, and also Phillip Murray develop a snowman as eye comes down in Ponchatoula on Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo through Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow drops on the streetcar monitor on St. Charles way in Uptown on Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow to be sticking roughly Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Collin Prescia, 11, makes a snow angel as eye comes under in Ponchatoula ~ above Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo through Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Shelly Prescia pulls her son Carson Prescia, 5, as eye comes down in Ponchatoula ~ above Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo through Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Liam Dannels-Smith, 10, operation from his brothers Owen, 8, together they play in the wet slushy eye in downtown Covington December 8, 2017.


Snow to be sticking about Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Mike the Tiger rest in his habitat at Louisiana State university in Baton Rouge together snow drops Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.


A sago palm in Covington creates an exciting pattern v snow, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo by David Grunfeld, lifwynnfoundation.org |The Times-Picayune)


Snow covers a little boat in Manchac ~ above Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


La. Path 25 to be slick southern of Franklinton in Washington Parish, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo through David Grunfeld, lifwynnfoundation.org |The Times-Picayune)


A Louisiana measuring stick in Washington Parish, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo by David Grunfeld, lifwynnfoundation.org |The Times-Picayune)


A snow-covered cypress stands outside the Oxlot 9 restaurant in downtown Covington December 8, 2017.


Snow was sticking about Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow was sticking approximately Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo through Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow covers the ground in ~ the Ponchatoula Cemetery on Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


A winter wonderland in Washington Parish, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo through David Grunfeld, lifwynnfoundation.org |The Times-Picayune)


Kaylie Murray and her brothers Phillip Murray litter snowballs as snow comes down in Ponchatoula ~ above Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Darrick McMahon throw a snowball as eye comes under in Ponchatoula on Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow in downtown Covington December 8, 2017. (Photo through G. Andrew Boyd, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


A winter wonderland in Washington Parish, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo through David Grunfeld, lifwynnfoundation.org |The Times-Picayune)


Carter Tillman, 7, is traction on a boogie plank by his mommy Brittany Tillman as eye comes down in Ponchatoula top top Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Kaylie Murray, Darrick McMahon, and also Phillip Murray develop a snowman as snow comes under in Ponchatoula top top Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow top top Friday morning (Dec. 8) started to accumulate top top mailboxes, cars and also the next of the road on Louisiana 25 southern of Folsom. (Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow in downtown Covington December 8, 2017. (Photo by G. Andrew Boyd, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow in downtown Covington December 8, 2017. (Photo by G. Andrew Boyd, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Darrick McMahon, Kaylie Murray, and also Phillip Murray throw snowballs at each other as eye comes down in Ponchatoula ~ above Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow to be sticking roughly Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


The Mississippi River and also the federal government 10 leg in Baton Rouge are viewed as snow drops Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.


Snow fell Friday morning, Dec. 8, 2017, in Folsom. (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


A winter wonderland in Washington Parish, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo by David Grunfeld, lifwynnfoundation.org |The Times-Picayune)


Snow to be sticking approximately Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow to be sticking roughly Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


A snowy roadway in Washington Parish, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo through David Grunfeld, lifwynnfoundation.org |The Times-Picayune)


It snowed Friday morning, Dec. 8, 2017, in Covington. (Photo through Kim Chatelain, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow was sticking about Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Family and also friends pat in the snow in the Weinberger Trace neighborhood as eye comes under in Ponchatoula top top Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo through Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Owen Smith, 8, prepares come hurl a big slab of slush in his yard on new Hampshire Street in downtown Covington December 8, 2017. (Photo through G. Andrew Boyd, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


A winter wonderland in Washington Parish, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo through David Grunfeld, lifwynnfoundation.org |The Times-Picayune)


Snow to be sticking around Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow was sticking roughly Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo through Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


A winter wonderland along La. Course 25 southern of Franklinton in Washington Parish, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo through David Grunfeld, lifwynnfoundation.org |The Times-Picayune)


Phillip Murray and also his sister Kaylie Murray litter snowballs as snow comes under in Ponchatoula top top Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow falls on the streetcar monitor on St. Charles way in Uptown ~ above Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo through Michael DeMocker, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow was sticking around Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow consist of the tops of camps in Manchac on Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


The eye comes down in Ponchatoula ~ above Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Kaylie Murray builds a snowman as eye comes down in Ponchatoula top top Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Shelly Prescia pulls her child Carson Prescia, 5, while racing Stephanie Morris and her grandson Carter Tillman, 7, as snow comes down in Ponchatoula top top Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Darrick McMahon is hit with a snowball by friend as eye comes under in Ponchatoula ~ above Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Franklinton resident Bronwyn Erkenswick common this snowman via Facebook, saying: "I thrived up in Chicago together a child however have lived here due to the fact that 2010 close to family and the emotion of seeing actual snow first thing this morning to be amazing. Of course I had to put a southern spin top top it."


Snow on Friday morning (Dec. 8) started to accumulate on mailboxes, cars and the next of the road on Louisiana 25 southern of Folsom. (Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Carson Prescia, 5, is traction on a boogie plank by Brittany Tillman as snow comes down in Ponchatoula top top Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


The snow comes under in Ponchatoula top top Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo through Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow covers an old steam locomotive in Ponchatoula ~ above Friday, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Mike the Tiger rest in his habitat in ~ Louisiana State college in Baton Rouge together snow drops Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.


Snow on Friday morning (Dec. 8) started to accumulate ~ above mailboxes, cars and the side of the road on Louisiana 25 south of Folsom. (Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


Snow to be sticking approximately Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


A winter wonderland along La. Path 25 southern of Franklinton in Washington Parish, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo through David Grunfeld, lifwynnfoundation.org |The Times-Picayune)


The grounds the the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge had a dusting of eye on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.


Reader Sherry King reports that is snowing between Ponchatoula and Springfield through ice and slush top top sidewalks and driveways. (Courtesy the Sherry King)


Thomas Shell, left, bring away a snowball hit from his friend Liam Dannels-Smith as they pat in the slush in old Covington December 8, 2017. (Photo by G. Andrew Boyd, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


A winter wonderland in Washington Parish, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Photo by David Grunfeld, lifwynnfoundation.org |The Times-Picayune)


Snow was sticking approximately Friday morning (Dec. 8) in Folsom. (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


The statue of former Louisiana Gov. Huey P. Long stands in the snow outside the Capitol in Baton Rouge.


Snow was reported just south that Folsom early on Friday morning (Dec. 8). (Photo by Bob Warren, lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune)


It"s snowing in south-east Louisiana! The north Shore got far-ranging amounts, and there were also reports that flurries in brand-new Orleans. Here"s what we recognize Friday evening (Dec. 8).

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5:30 p.m.

As the eye day draws to a close, read staff reporter and editor Bob Warren"s roundup of the our coverage:

4:17 p.m.

More than half of all flights booked for departure Friday evening out of louis Armstrong brand-new Orleans global Airport were presented to have been canceled, according to the airport"s flight status webpage.

In all, a search of flights top top the airport"s details page around 4:15 p.m. Friday confirmed 56 flights out of a complete 83 flights had actually been cancelled. The airplane is heeding travelers to inspect their flights for any kind of delays or cancellations as result of Friday"s winter weather.

Flights showed up to have been canceled by all major airlines stood for at the airport, consisting of Southwest, Spirit, Delta and American.

One Twitter user said her trip was canceled due to the fact that "the plane ran the end of de-icing fluid," to which the airport"s Twitter page gave reply:

"We"re sorry your flight was canceled. The airplane does no deice aircraft or it is provided deicing liquid to the airlines."

The exchange continued, and also the airport"s Twitter said: "Its (sic) no a issue of running out, it is having actually the correct type for this rare weather event."

4:09 p.m.

The national Weather business says radar reflects a band of snow is cross the Mississippi Gulf shore Friday night. Anywhere else should see light sleet and also snow for a couple of more hrs "before tapering off later on this evening," the Weather service says.

Overnight, temperatures room expected to plunge below freezing. "Very cold this evening -- clock for black ice top top roads!" the Weather service warned top top its Twitter page.

3:56 p.m.

An overnight curfew has been declared in Tangipahoa Parish as a security precaution versus icy conditions, lasting native 10 p.m. Friday till 6 a.m. Saturday. Parish chairman Robby Miller and Sheriff Daniel Edwards claimed the curfew Friday afternoon because of the wintry weather and also the prediction the temperatures will certainly drop into the short to mid-20s overnight.

Miller and Edwards "apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, but this measure is crucial for the safety and also well-being that Tangipahoa Parish residents."

3:50 p.m.

The nationwide Weather organization has issued a freeze warning for most the the New Orleans metro area Friday afternoon (Dec. 8) ahead of temperatures expected to plummet overnight. The frozen warning is reserved to critical from 6 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday.

A frozen warning means "sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or extremely likely," the Weather company says.

Included in the warning area are Orleans, top Jefferson, top St. Bernard, top Plaquemines, St. Charles and also St. John the Baptist parishes. St. Tammany Parish is under a hard frozen warning.

The Weather service says cooler air moving into Southeast Louisiana is most likely to knock temperature down below freezing as soon as the sun sets about 8 p.m. Friday night. Overnight, temperatures could take a nose-dive into the low 20s in Southwest Mississippi and also the Florida Parishes in south east Louisiana, specifically along the interstate 10-Interstate 12 corridor.

"Any location that still has actually snow or sleet ~ above the ground could see low method 20 (degrees)," the Weather Service"s warning states.

That could cause dangerous black ice to form on roads and "unprotected pipes to burst," the Weather organization says. The sub-freezing temperatures could additionally kill crops and also other vegetation.

"Once the temperatures fall below freezing bridges, overpasses, and also any various other elevated roadway v water top top it will quickly start to freeze. As the night proceeds surface highways will even develop slick as temperatures drop right into the mid 20s," the difficult freeze warning states.

3:19 p.m.

Crews are dropping sand top top the Hale Boggs leg in St. Charles Parish to save the bridge from icing, follow to a parish news release issued Friday afternoon. The parish states the bridge is open and that it"s "not anticipated to close."

3:13 p.m.

Check the end our video showing clips of snow from Baton Rouge to new Orleans:

3:10 p.m.

State Police say roads are "still nice slick" in components of Louisiana. If you acquire in a pinch driving, State Police claims dial 5-7-7 ("L-S-P") on your phone to reach the nearest troop.

3:05 p.m.

Power continues to be knocked the end for around 20,000 Entergy customers in the Hammond area in Tangipahoa Parish, follow to Entergy"s outage map. The firm says North Shore residents with outages should suppose restoration occupational to proceed through the weekend, 95 percent the outages because that Baton Rouge and also Southwest Louisiana customers need to be revitalized by midnight "depending ~ above weather."

Hammond to be blanketed by snow previously in the day. Many civilization took to social media to share their views that the snow:

2:43 p.m.

Around 1.5 come 2 inch of snow has fallen so much at LSU"s Baton Rouge campus, follow to the nationwide Weather Service"s Twitter page. The Weather organization attributed the tally to state climatologist Barry Keim.

2:35 p.m.

The storm dropping snow and also sleet in south-east Louisiana Friday apparently has a name. At the very least that"s according to the Weather Channel, which has christened the storm: "Benji."

Each year, the Weather Channel pulls from a list of winter storm names, and also this year is no different. "Benji" is the second name ~ above the Weather Channel"s 2017-18 winter storm list, adhering to "Aiden."

See full list of the Weather Channel"s 2017-18 winter storm names

2:24 p.m.

Traffic is flowing freely on the Causeway after officials ended 35-mph convoys north and south, according to the Causeway Police Department"s Twitter page. "The bridge is Open," Causeway Police say.

2:19 p.m.

LA 182, aka the Old Amelia Bridge, has actually reopened in assumption Parish at the St. Mar Parish line, follow to Louisiana State Police. Us 90 is still closed both methods from Amelia come LA 24.

1:57 p.m.

All Jefferson Parish government offices will close at 2:00 afternoon today because of the winter weather approaching the area, follow to a news release.

The parish"s Public works Department and Jefferson Parish Emergency monitoring will be completely staffed together officials monitor the weather and also road conditions.

Officials are asking residents to check the Jefferson Parish website and also social media for updates.

1:52 p.m.

City Park has actually (a tiny little of) snow!

1:47 p.m.

Our really own investigative reporter Katherine Sayre perfecting her eye twirl.

1:39 p.m.

Be mindful driving the end there, folks. Authorities on the north Shore have already responded to 63 traffic mishaps as of approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday.

1:32 p.m.

There are an ext early closures rojo in for new Orleans schools. The following schools are now closing early.

Warren Easton Charter High School

In addition, Audubon Charter School will be cancelling after-school activities.

1:15 p.m.

Gov. John Bel Edwards" chickens space not about that snow life.

1:12 p.m.

Snow work revelers are ATV tube on the monitor at nicole State University"s Manning Field.

1:07 p.m.

The city is reminding vehicle drivers to be careful and also wary of icing ~ above the roads, specifically as Friday rush hour traffic starts to choose up.

12:57 p.m.

This has actually Louisiana Sneauxday written almost everywhere it. Listening to disco if harvesting street cane in the snow. This clip is indigenous a farm near new Iberia.

12:55 p.m.

Snow in Metairie. Also, a high opportunity of puns.

12:52 p.m.

There space never sufficient "it"s snowing in Louisiana" videos. Never. Enough.

12:44 p.m.

We"re hearing an ext reports of snow flurries in brand-new Orleans, though sadly they seem to be short-lived.

12:42 p.m.

Convoys room in impact on the Causeway with 35 mph restrictions.

12:34 p.m.

The city the Kenner announced that all government offices, including city court and the brake sign station, will shut down at 1 p.m. Friday.

Anyone with a brake tag that expires today can come in Monday and purchase a new brake tag there is no a penalty. Also, anyone with a payment due this particular day in City Court has 10 service days to do a payment there is no penalty.

Kenner workplaces will reopen in ~ 8:30 a.m. On Monday, Dec. 11.

12:27 p.m.

Slo-mo eye from the nationwide Weather Service.

12:14 p.m.

Snow top top the West Bank.

12:10 p.m.

Flurries proceed to popular music up sometimes amid the sleet and also rain in downtown brand-new Orleans.

12:03 p.m.

This looks fun.

11:57 a.m.

It"s snowing in new Orleans! Flakes werevisible because that a pair of minute from the lifwynnfoundation.org | The Times-Picayune newsroom in ~ One Canal Place, before the precipitation turned earlier to sleet and rain.

11:55 a.m.

Louis Armstrong worldwide Airport is reporting part delays.

11:45 a.m.

With temperatures meant to dip below freezing on the North Shore, the St. Tammany Parish Office of homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, in conjunction with the new Orleans Mission, will open a warming sanctuary Friday (Dec. 8) for those in need.

Beginning in ~ 1 p.m. Residents can shelter in the offering Hope Retreat center of the brand-new Orleans Mission, 31294 U.S. 190 in Lacombe. The warming sanctuary will remain open up until Monday morning (Dec. 11).

11:35 a.m.

A tough freeze warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. If affects the locations outlined below.

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The temperature can drop to between 22 and 26 degrees, for a time duration of 10 to 14 hours, forecasters say. The freeze could lead unprotected pipes come burst and also black ice cream to form.