State government offices in 56 parishes will be shuttered Tuesday due to the winter storm forecasted to spread snow, sleet and freezing rain across much of Louisiana.
There are 64 parishes in Louisiana.
The announcement by state Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols cited expected power outages and dangerous driving conditions in the decision to close the offices in the following parishes:
Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Concordia, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaFourche, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Terrebonne, Union, Vermillion, Vernon, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana and Winn.
This story has been updated to reflect the addition of Natchitoches, DeSoto, East Carroll, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Red River, Richland, Union, Winn Parishes to the closure list.