City of Monroe urges caution ahead of wintry weather, MPD offers transportation to first responders

MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Wintry weather is expected across much of Northeast, Louisiana.

The city of Monroe wants to remind citizens about the hazardous conditions associated with the weather and also inform first responders about transportation services provided by the Monroe Police Department.

You can find out more about road closures below.

NELA road closures

The following press release is from the city of Monroe

(Monroe, La) – A reminder that due to the expected hazardous conditions associated with the incoming winter weather, all Monroe City Offices will be closed Monday, February 15, 2021.

Mayor Friday Ellis is urging residents to stay home for the duration of this weather event. He says, “area roads are already slick, and the roads will only become more dangerous as ice and snow continues to move into the region. Please stay and stay safe.”

We’re asking residents to use caution as walkways and outdoor stairs may be covered with ice.

Monroe Police are also offering transportation to doctors, nurses and other first responders who need a ride to work. They will also provide a shuttle service to those citizens who need a ride to the shelter. MPD have several heavy, 4WD vehicles and a Bearcat for use during this weather event. If a resident meets the above criteria, they can call MPD Dispatch at 318-329-2600.

First responders are ready in the event they are needed, and Public Works and Traffic Engineering departments are prepared to respond to the inclement weather as well.

This closure will also impact the trash collection schedule. If your trash is usually collected on Monday, it will now be collected on Wednesday.

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Only essential personnel will be expected to report to work. Offices are expected to re-open for normal business hours, Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

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