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State Rep. Phillip DeVillier

Long-awaited Maple Avenue project in sight

The long-awaited Maple Avenue — La. 91 — repaving project was let by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, according to an announcement on Thursday.
“I’m excited to see that this is actually is going to come to fruition,” said State Rep. Phillip DeVillier. “I know it has been a long time. A lot people were involved with getting it done. I want everyone that had their hands on it to know that I acknowledge it wasn’t one person getting it done. It was a group effort from the city and other state officials.”

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State Police urge caution during winter weather

The National Weather Service in Shreveport is monitoring a cold front, which may bring the possibility of wintry precipitation, as it passes through Louisiana.
Beginning Sunday and continuing through Monday, a mixture of rain, freezing rain, ice, and/or snow is forecast to affect much of Louisiana. This weather event will likely affect motorists as an accumulation of wintry precipitation is expected.

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St. Landry Parish Government preps for winter weather

St. Landry Parish Government is making plans for its response efforts during the upcoming winter weather early next week.
Sandbags will be available in the barns behind the Yambilee Building, 1939 Landry Road, in Opelousas throughout the weekend for residents who need them. Bags have already been filled and stacked and are available for pickup now through Sunday night.
Parish President Jessie Bellard encourages all residents to stay off the roads during the weather event.

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State Fire Marshal’s Office urges safe home heating practices

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (SFM) is reminding all residents to practice safe home heating as our state prepares for some of the coldest temperatures predicted this winter.
The top safe-heating tips we are offering families, which can also be found in a video on our agency’s social media sites, include:
Place space heaters 3-5 feet from combustible objects like blankets;
Plug all heating appliances directly into wall outlets, not power strips or extension cords;
Do not use stoves or ovens to heat homes;


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