Slippery, slick conditions hinder Wednesday morning drivers
POSTED: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 12:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 12:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Slick and slippery roads greeted morning commuters Wednesday.
"A lot of the bridges and stuff were very icy and so it was a lot of slow going throughout the day," advised Chris Pacosz, a Baton Rouge Driver.
Despite the advice of government officials, many major roadways through baton rouge like Perkins Road were filled with morning commuters, just trying to get where they were going.
“Well I got to be at work, I didn't get a phone call telling me not to be here so I just got to be here," said Pacosz.
"I am just trying to get me a couple of movies, a little gas and then get back home in with the family," said Jonathan Jones, a Baton Rouge Driver.
Frozen streets made for some pretty dangerous driving conditions.
“If you don't have to be out, don't be out, I mean the roads are very slippery, if you don't have traction control it can be bad. I just found myself fish tailing down Perkins," said Jones.
While many local drivers weren't so excited to get on the roads Wednesday.
others like stranded trucker Demetris Weaver said after getting stuck coming and going through Baton Rouge, he can't wait to get back on his way.
"This time right here, I kind of already knew where I was at so I just stayed here because I knew there was food and everything, but 16 hours I’ve been stuck here. Down here it's not an ordinary thing so they just don't have enough equipment to hold the roads down," said Weaver.
Temperatures are not expected to inch far above freezing during the day Wednesday and drivers will most likely be dealing with similar icy conditions on Thursday morning’s commute.