LIVE WEATHER BLOG: Winter Storm updates

Updated: Feb. 21, 2021 at 5:15 PM CST
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The latest updates from this week’s winter storm.

  • McNeese State University course instruction will be online Monday, but th campus will officially reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Offices and the library will open at 7:30 a.m. and resume normal hours.

Click HERE for water updates in Southwest Louisiana.

City of Lake Charles garbage collection has resumed. Thursday and Friday routes will be collected on Saturday, February 20. Every effort will be made to collect all of Friday’s normal pickups on Saturday, however, if crews are unable to complete the route, they will do a makeup pass on Monday, February 22.

Waste Management will resume trash and garbage collections for Calcasieu and Cameron parishes on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Wednesday collections will be for Wednesday routes, Thursday collections for Thursday routes and Friday collections for Friday routes. Monday and Tuesday routes will be recovered the following Monday and Tuesday. Waste Management will pick up all extra trash and garbage at that time.

Calcasieu Parish Solid Waste Convenience Centers reopen Saturday. The locations, at 5500 B Swift Plant Road in Lake Charles and 2915 Post Oak Road in Sulphur, are normally open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday each week.

Republic collection services for customers in Jeff Davis and Calcasieu parishes is as follows:

· Friday, Feb. 19 – Thursday customers will be serviced

· Saturday, Feb. 20 – Friday customers will be serviced

· Republic will attempt to provide service to customers missed on Monday and Tuesday as time and weather permits during this abridged timeframe. All customers are asked to leave their garbage containers at the curb to accommodate any further modifications to collection schedules as weather conditions continue to develop this week.

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