Photos: Ice & Snow

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Sleet covering the Mississippi River levee makes for fantastic sledding for friends Alejandra Kipf , left, and Laura Rome, both of Baton Rouge, in downtown Baton Rouge Tuesday.

  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Stephanie Latour, right, cleans her windshield with what she refers to as a ‘Cajun ice scraper,’ a barbecue grill cleaner, with coworker Leigh Jones Tuesday in Lafayette. The pair were helping each other at the end of their work day at the Walgreens District Office inside the Regions Bank building on Johnston Street.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Laura Mullen, a faculty member with the MFA creative writing program at LSU, and her student Muriel Leung brave wind and biting sleet as they walk along the levee underneath the Mississippi River bridge Tuesday in Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- A motorist uses a surface street to go around the closed, icy north and southbound ramps of I-110, where they feed going east into Airline Highway near Plank Road Tuesday, just after 4:30 p.m., as freezing precipitation increases late in the day in the Baton Rouge area.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Yolanda Powell scraps the snow and ice off her car with a magazine before heading home after working her shift at the Louisiana Gaming and Truck Stop on U.S. 61 in St. Francisville Tuesday.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- An LED section of Hollywood Casino's billboard along I-10 near the Perkins Road overpass proclaims the future for Baton Rougeans over the next couple of days, Tuesday around 9 a.m. as a front bringing sub-freezing temperatures and possible freezing precipitation advances into the Baton Rouge area.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- A State Police vehicle blocks traffic from continuing westbound on I-10, as orange cones prompt drivers to exit at La. 415 (Lobdell Highway) in Port Allen to seek alternate routes Tuesday, as a front bringing sub-freezing temperatures and possible freezing precipitation advances into the Baton Rouge area.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge's Chris Austin starts a run around the LSU lakes Tuesday afternoon with his two-year-old Airedale Terrier 'Little Joe,' as a winter weather front continues to advance into the Baton Rouge area. Little Joe was raring to go for the run, which they started in a rain that was beginning to turn to small sleet.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- A light coating of roundish pellets of precipitation rests on the rear windshield of a Baton Rouge car at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, as a front bringing sub-freezing temperatures and possible freezing precipitation moves through the Baton Rouge area.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Snow and ice accumulate on the fairways and greens on the Beaver Creek Golf Course in Zachary.

  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- DOTD workers prepare to salt the old Highway 190 bridge Tuesday at the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. State Police and DOTD are working together to salt the bridge once an hour in an effort to keep the bridge open.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Snow and ice accumulates on the greens and fairways on the Beaver Creek Golf Course in Zachary Tuesday. The brown patches are deeper grass.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- A sign warns of ice on the Thompson Creek bridge on U.S. 61 in St. Francisville Tuesday. The speed limit was reduced from 65 mph to 10 mph for traffic at the bridge.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Snow and ice accumulates on the greens and fairways on the Beaver Creek Golf Course in Zachary Tuesday. The brown patches are deeper grass.

  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Lafayette Police Units block the lanes of the Ambassador Caffery Boulevard overpass at Cameron Street Tuesday in Lafayette. As of 12:00 p.m., it was the only bridge closed in the city of Lafayette.

  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Sergey Kondrashov has the track around Girard Park to himself as he runs laps Tuesday in Lafayette. Kondrashov, a Russian native, said the weather reminded him of autumn in the european country. "It feels like home," Kondrashov said.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Ruth Lenoir talks about having a place to stay out of the cold at the St. Vincent de Paul shelter as icy winter weather returns to south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Friends Chris Small, left, and James Antin explore the old municipal docks along the Mississippi River Tuesday in Baton Rouge as sleet falls around them.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- At the I-110 Government Street exit, I-110 north was closed due to ice and snow in and around the Baton Rouge area as icy winter weather returns to south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Gladys Thompson shows some of the donations that have been dropped off at the Capital City Alliance for the Homeless' One-stop center as icy winter weather returns to south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Josephine Denise Jackson talks about the cold at the Capital City Alliance for the Homeless' One-stop center as icy winter weather returns to south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Iciciles hang off a One Way sign due to ice and snow in and around the Baton Rouge area as icy winter weather returns to south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- James Young, left, talks about the cold at the Capital City Alliance for the Homeless' One-stop center as icy winter weather returns to south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Jessy Garcia bundles up against the cold while waiting for his son to pick him up in front of the USS Kidd Naval Museum as icy winter weather returns to south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Birds find a truck wheel-well to hunker down in as protection against the icy winter weather returning to south Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Snow and ice accumulate on the fronds of a palmetto plant Tuesday on the Beaver Creek Golf Course in Zachary.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Barricades block traffic from entering on the Southern University side of the 'hump' overpass, covered with a thin layer of icy pellets, where Harding Blvd. connects Scenic Highway to Southern University, Tuesday just before 4 p.m. A winter weather front bringing sub-freezing temperatures and possible freezing precipitation was moving through the Baton Rouge area.