WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: Warming shelters open through Thursday morning

Published 4:54 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2024

NATCHEZ — Warming shelters remain open both in Adams County and in Concordia Parish through Thursday morning, with temperatures expected to range between 26 and 54 degrees in the area over the next 24 hours.

The Adams County Safe Room at 323 Liberty Road offers a place to keep warm overnight. Bring any bedding, food and drink, clothing or medications needed. Small pets are welcome, but must be kenneled.

Warming stations also remain available to Concordia Parish residents who need to get out of the cold for a period of time or to exchange oxygen cylinders through noon Thursday, Jan. 18, Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office states.

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These stations are located at Monterey Substation, Clayton Town Hall, the Vidalia court house and Ferriday Town Hall.

“These locations are NOT shelters,” CPSO states.  “Those who plan to visit a warming station must first call 911 and notify the dispatcher which location they plan to visit. Roads are mostly safe to travel with only some patches of ice remaining in shaded areas. At this time there are no reported road closures.”

Parish residents may call 511 or visit www.511la.org for updates on road conditions.

Concordia Parrish officials have not reported any damage, downed powerlines or trees at this time, but have had broken water mains at the Vidalia court house and in the Town of Ferriday and low water pressure to the Clayton Water System, which crews are working to fix.

No residential areas in the Town of Vidalia are affected.