Frigid temperatures blanket Iberville

Staff reports
WINTER STRIKES…The first winter freeze hit Iberville Parish Friday night. Shown here the heat from the sugarcane cooking at Cora Texas Mill in White Castle pushes clouds of steam clouds into the wintry evening.

Temperatures dropped below freezing for the first time this season after a cold front swept through the area late Thanksgiving night.

Highs barely exceeded 50 degrees Friday, and temperatures remained below normal throughout the weekend as shoppers flocked shopping centers and malls, and sportsmen enjoyed cool weather for the ongoing hunting season.

A gradual warming trend is expected in the first part of this week.