Good Friday, threat of bad weather mean most LA state workers get 4 days off

Updated: Apr. 17, 2019 at 8:45 PM CDT
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(KSLA) - A holiday and the threat of bad weather are combining to give most Louisiana state employees a four-day weekend.

The Division of Administration today announced that all state offices will be closed Thursday.

The threat also impacted some schools.

There are even more school closures farther south.

And Good Friday is a state-observed holiday.

The threat of severe weather starts tonight in some parts of Louisiana and continues into Thursday.

So the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is urging people to stay aware of weather alerts and what they mean.

The state’s weather-related shutdown and holiday also mean an interruption in jury selection for the trial of Grover Cannon, the man accused of killing Shreveport police Officer Thomas LaValley.

Jurors are being picked in East Baton Rouge District Court for the proceedings to be held in Shreveport.

Look for storm-related updates throughout the overnight hours in the KSLA First Alert Weather app. Click here to download it.

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