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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Jennifer Nyberg and her son Jakson Nyberg, 7, play outdoors at their home in Slidell Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, after freezing temperatures and sleet moved into the area.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Jamie Duncan runs up the neutral ground on Orleans Avenue as sleet and rain falls Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Icicles form on the statue of Big Chief Allison "Tootie" Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas tribe of Mardi Gras Indians in Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Ice forms on the guard rail of the Broad Street overpass as sleet comes down over the Central Business District and I-10 as people deal with the chilly weather and drizzle in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Icicles hang from a traffic sign Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Slidell, as freezing temperatures and rain turning to sleet move into the area.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Melvin Wallace, III, a homeless man, lies underneath Pontchartrain Expressway in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 as temperatures drop to below freezing. Wallace, 54, who said he served in the U.S. Army in Fort Know said he slept outside in the snow as training exercise so believes he will be fine, and said despite a foot injury he could walk to a nearby shelter with his crutches if it gets to cold. Despite the cold weather several dozen of homeless people are still taking shelter under the overpass. Wallace was reading the Bible, Chapter 27 in Exodus, which according to some scholars talks about constructing a true spiritual church, which alone has access to God, and communion with him.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- A usually busy Bourbon Street is almost like a ghost town at 1 p.m. at the corner of St. Peter Street as people deal with the chilly weather and drizzle in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- A homeless man takes shelter under the overhang of a home's front porch in the 1500 block of Esplanade Avenue as people deal with the chilly weather and drizzle in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER --Canal Street was largely deserted as temperature hovered above freezing late Tuesday morning.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Rain or shine, fido still has to be walked as this pet owner and other people have to deal with the chilly weather and drizzle in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The pair were walking along a winding path in City Park.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER --Canal Street was largely deserted as temperature hovered above freezing late Tuesday morning.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- A lone man walks down the sidewalk on Bourbon Street Tuesday morning as temperatures hovered just above freezing.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Grace, Angie and Lily O'Conner walk down a largely deserted Canal Street as temperature hovered above freezing late Tuesday morning.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Terry Brown battles sleet and wind as she crosses Canal Street Tuesday, January 28, 2014 as the temperature hovered around freezing.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- With the streetcars out of service, Craig Krich waits for a bus at a rain streaked shelter on Canal Street Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Icicles form on the statue of Jazz pioneer Charles "Buddy" Bolden in Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Icicles form on the statue of Big Chief Allison "Tootie" Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas tribe of Mardi Gras Indians in Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • Justin Lorio, Justin Bonura and Kyle Lorio, pile up snowballs on the Lorio's grandmothers car on Sena Dr in Metairie, La. Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Inclement weather closed area schools leaving the boys up to some winter fun. Alexander Barkoff Photo

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Icicles hang from pelican statue at the Slidell Police Department Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014,after freezing temperatures and sleet move into the area.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Westbound traffic exits Interstate 10 at Old Spanish Trail in Slidell in Slidell Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, after State Police closed the twin spans over Lake Pontchartrain because of accidents and icing after freezing temperatures and sleet moved into the area.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Icicles hang from pelican statue at the Slidell Police Department Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014,after freezing temperatures and sleet move into the area.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Jonathan Turner of Slidell's street department spreads sand on a bridge on Front Street Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, after freezing temperatures and sleet moved into the area.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- A trooper directs traffic at Old Spanish Trail and Interstate 10 in Slidell Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, after State Police closed the twin spans over Lake Pontchatrain because of accidents and icing after freezing temperatures and sleet moved into the area.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Slidell city workers sand a bridge on Front Street Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, after freezing temperatures and sleet moved into the area.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Jennifer Nyberg and her son Jakson Nyberg, 7, play outdoors at their home in Slidell Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, after freezing temperatures and sleet moved into the area.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Jennifer Nyberg and her son Jakson Nyberg, 7, play outdoors at their home in Slidell Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, after freezing temperatures and sleet moved into the area.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Jennifer Nyberg and her son Jakson Nyberg, 7, play outdoors at their home in Slidell Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, after freezing temperatures and sleet moved into the area.