Thursday, April 18, 2024

7 a.m. Update: Local Institutions Provide Updates on Closures and Reopenings Amidst Winter Weather Conditions

by BIZ Magazine

As winter weather conditions persist in the region, several local institutions are offering updates on closures and reopenings scheduled for Thursday, January 18. Here’s a roundup of the latest information from various sources:

LSU Shreveport (LSUS):

  • LSUS campus is set to reopen at noon on Thursday, January 18.
  • Caution is advised for individuals traveling to campus, with a voluntary boil advisory in effect, and drinking fountains unavailable.

Louisiana Tech University:

  • Classes will be conducted remotely for the entire day on Thursday, January 18.
  • Administrative operations are expected to return to normal at 1 p.m.
  • Faculty encouraged to use remote learning tools, and university offices will open at 1:00 p.m.

Shreveport Regional Airport:

  • The airport remains open and operational.
  • Passengers should check with airlines for the latest flight statuses due to delays or cancellations caused by winter weather.

Bossier Parish Schools:

  • All Bossier schools and centers will remain CLOSED on Thursday, January 18.
  • An update regarding plans to reopen schools on Friday will be provided on Thursday afternoon.

Bossier Parish Courthouse:

  • The Bossier Parish Courthouse will reopen, resuming regular business hours on Thursday, January 18.
  • Residents are urged to drive cautiously as some roads may still have slick spots.

Bossier Parish Community College:

  • BPCC campuses in Bossier, Natchitoches, and Many will remain closed on Thursday, January 18.
  • Virtual classes will meet, and employees will work remotely. Campuses set to reopen on Friday, January 19.

LA 154 Bridge over Lake Bistineau:

  • The LA 154 Bridge over Lake Bistineau in Bossier & Bienville Parishes has been REOPENED effective immediately.

Caddo Parish Schools:

  • All Caddo schools and sites will remain closed on Thursday, January 18.
  • Concerns about travel during the morning hours and ongoing maintenance issues cited.

Southern University at Shreveport, LA:

  • Southern University at Shreveport campuses will remain closed on Thursday, January 18.
  • Employees to work remotely, and virtual registration will be available. Campuses set to reopen on Friday, January 19.

SporTran Public Transportation:

  • All but 4 SporTran routes are now running, with reduced speed and caution due to icy areas.
  • Four routes are being held from service until further notice due to risky ice accumulations.

These updates are subject to change based on evolving weather conditions, and individuals are encouraged to stay informed through official channels provided by these institutions. Travelers should check with airlines and local authorities for the latest information before planning any trips.

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