As predicted, the weather conditions have rendered many roads and bridges in the Parish impassable. Please do not attempt to drive in the current icy conditions unless absolutely necessary. As of 2:00 A.M., the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office submitted reports of these bridge closures and/or reports of icy problems:

I-10 BASIN BRIDGE SHUT DOWN 0020
2100 SMEDE BRIDGE 0020 CD4
2300 CYPRESS ISLAND BRIDGE 2346 CD4
PONTOON BRIDGE 0045 SAND IS FROZEN
BORDELON BRIDGE 0005 CD4
PRARIE HWY BRIDGE 2330 CD4
SAWMILL OVERPASS 0137 ICED OVER
MAIN/PICARD BRIDGE 0130 SALTED BY DOTD
SECTION 28 2350 CD4
3500 MAIN HWY BRIDGE 2355 CD4
2500 SMEDE HWY BRIDGE 2355 CD4
DECLOUET HWY BRIDGE 0134 ICED OVER
COL JEFF BRIDGE 2359 CD4 SAND ISSUES
CATAHOULA HWY BRIDGE 0012 MAJOR ICE ISSUE
BOTH BAYOU MERCIER BRIDGES 0006 CD4
7600 MAIN HWY BRIDGE 0004 CD4
PARKS CITY BRIDGE 0008 CD4
CECILIA BRIDGE HWY BRIDGE 0120 SALTED BY DOTD
1400 DUCHAMP BRIDGE 0026 CD4
AUBREY OZENNE BRIDGE 0043 CD4
COURTABLEAU HWY BRIDGE 0049 CD4
BAYOU ALEXANDER HWY BRIDGE @ LEVEE RD 0056
1200 TERRACE HW BRIDGE 0100 CD4
BAYOU ALEXANDER HW BRIDGE @ BAYOU PORTAGE 0101 CD4
1200 BAYOU ALEXANDER HW BRIDGE 0104 CD4
COTEAU RODAIRE HWY BRIDGE @ CECIL WATKINS 0109 CD4
1800 TERRACE HW BRIDGE 0112 CD4
POTATO SHED RD BRIDGES 0130 MINOR ICE ISSUE
SAWMILL BRIDGE 0146 ICED OVER
LEED CHAMPAGNE BRIDGE 0153 MINOR ICE ISSUES

Also, all overpasses on Highway 90 have been closed.

The St. Martin Parish Public Works personnel are evaluating all Parish road and bridge conditions to determine what action, if any, can be adopted to remediate any issues. Moreover, our OEP and the Sheriff’s Office are continuing and will continue to monitor the weather conditions and situation in our Parish.

As the day progresses, significant developments will be reported.

Therefore, Parish President Chester Cedars again asks that you do not drive unless absolutely necessary.