Photos: Bad weather batters SOLA (Jan. 25, 2014)

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Icy weather gives a Mike the Tiger statue on LSU's campus a runny nose Friday.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Icicles hang off an awning and wind chime as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Icicles hang off an awning as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Traffic backs up on Airline Highway going north between Pecue Lane and Barrenger-Foreman Road as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- With barricades in place, a sand truck makes the u-turn to go back over the Essen Lane overpass at I-10 as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Traffic backs up on Jefferson Highway between Bluebonnet Blvd. and Drusilla Lane as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Icicles hang from a fender as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Traffic backs up on Bluebonnet Blvd. between Jefferson Highway and I-10 as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Ice covers a green plant as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Ice in the pine straw ground cover as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Icicles hang off a tailgate as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- The Howard Johnson Inn near I-10 Friday in Scott.

  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Lafayette Police block traffic at the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Settlers Trace Boulevard to prevent drivers from crossing the Ambassador Caffery bridge Friday in Lafayette. The bridge had iced over and was the scene of at least one accident.

  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Snow sprinkles a Garden District street on Friday in Baton Rouge. The winter weather caused the city to close the interstates to traffic.

  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Trucks and 18-wheelers park in lines on Friday on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge. The winter weather caused the city to close the interstates to traffic.

  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- A Louisiana State Trooper diverts eastbound traffic off of interstate ten on to Louisiana avenue on Friday morning in Lafayette. Icy weather forced multiple bridge and road closures.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Willie Henderson wraps up one of the two sego palms in his daughter's front yard on Cousins Street as people bear with the cold weather moving throughout the area in Slidell, La. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Jerry Bates gloved hands removes ice from the controls of a drill as people bear with the cold weather moving throughout the area in Slidell, La. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Bates of Gator signs who was drilling a hole said the machine got coated on the way down from McComb, Mississippi to Slidell, La.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Icicylces hang from a car bumper on Friday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Traffic on Corporate Boulevard going toward College Drive is at a standstill as Interstate 10 is shut down due to icy roads on Friday in BatonRouge.

  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- A Louisiana State Trooper diverts eastbound traffic off of interstate ten on to Louisiana avenue on Friday morning in Lafayette. Icy weather forced multiple bridge and road closures.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Icicles hang from a car at the State Capitol, where legislators and staff had to convene Friday morning despite the inclement weather, for the presentation of the State Budget.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Icicles hang from the front grill of a truck as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Gonzales Police keep motorists off I-10 east and west bound at LA-30 as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Icicles hang off the back tailgate of Lissa Young's vehicle on LA-30 near I-10 as icy weather keeps its grip on south Louisiana. The car was completely coated with ice.

  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Camelia Boulevard is closed at Academy Road Friday due to icy conditions near the bridge in Lafayette.

  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Jerry Parker uses an umbrella to stay dry as he walks home along St. John Street Friday in Lafayette. Parker made a trip to the bank downtown.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Interstate 110 near Capitol Access Road is void of vehicles due to icy roads on Friday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Snow sticks to the roof of the Pentagon Barracks on Friday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Interstate 10 near College Drive is void of vehicles on Friday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- A Baton Rouge Police Department officer gives instructions to a re-routed motorist who got out of his vehicle, as BRPD officers use their cars to block traffic on westbound I-10, before it can get to the College Drive overpass, because of icy conditions Friday morning.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- The sleet-covered windshield of this car off College Drive was inscribed Friday morning with 'LSU 2014,' perhaps a message of hope for the upcoming football season'

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Doug Woolworth, a project manager with Johnson Control, scrapes sleet and frozen rain off the windshield of his company truck on Country CLub Drive Friday morning, as he heads off to work for the day.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- A Baton Rouge Police Department cruiser blocks the driving lane to stop traffic onto the College Drive ramp to westbound I-10, to keep them from traveling to the College Drive overpass, because of icy conditions.

  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- A small snowman rests on the trunk of a car parked in front of a home on St. Mary Street Friday in Scott.

  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Frost covered buildings are shown outside of Arnaudville on Friday morning.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- It might not rain in Tiger Stadium, but sometimes it sleets. Traces of Friday's icy weather lightly blanket LSU's football field in the afternoon.