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Icy roads in Caldwell Parish

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COLUMBIA, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The snow fall in Caldwell Parish forced the sheriff's department to close portions of Highway 165-South in Columbia. As our Nolan Crane reports the roads are open now but you still need to be careful.

The Columbia hill on Highway 165-South was closed earlier this morning because of snow which turns into ice. DOTD salted the roads and the bridge and the hill remain open.

"You know we don't get this all the time and a lot of people don't know how to drive in this kind of weather and we've seen it this morning. We've got three accidents down south, two cars off in ditches and one road off and hit a street sign," said Sheriff Steve May.

Although the roads remain open as of now, some homeowners in Columbia say they would rather play in the snow then drive through it.

"I don't drive in this kind of weather. I'm fearful of the roads because it's dangerous, people need to stay off of the roads," said Lynn Nugent.

Caldwell Parish Sheriff Steve May recommends that you do not get on the road if you don't have to. He says if you do, make sure you don't pump your breaks and drive with caution, which means you have to drive a lot lower than the speed limit.

Sheriff May say's if the snow continues to fall the bridge and hill in Columbia might be closed. We will continue to monitor the situation.

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