City of Plaquemine offices close for weather

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

The City of Plaquemine offices will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 28 and 29, due to the winter icy conditions. The city's Public Works and City Light & Water crews will be working throughout the winter weather event.

"We are putting the city steam plant on line, so that if we lose power to Entergy the steam plant will be able to take over the city's load and provide power to residents," said Mayor Mark "Tony" Gulotta. "We are also concerned about local power lines going down from tree limb breakage with the icy conditions predicted, but we are prepared to act as quickly as possible."

"We are urging residents to stay off the streets as much as possible for the next two days, and to drip water in faucets when temperatures dip below freezing."