A few weeks ago, Louisiana was effectively iced over for 3 days. We don't get a lot of typical winter weather, mostly its just 40 and raining, which is quite miserable. But it was cold (20s F), snowing/snow pelleting/icing, and not sunny at all.
My car's windshield... about 1/4" of ice. A lot for Louisiana!
It was like an actual winter!
And to add to the problem, Louisiana has sooo many long bridges. Like....
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge - 26 miles
Claim to fame: longest bridge continually over water in the world
Manchac Swamp Bridge (I55) - 22 miles
Claim to fame: Longest toll free road bridge
Atchafalaya Basin Bridge (I10) - 18 miles
Claim to fame: Second longest bridge in the US (1st is the Causeway, above)
Leeville Bridge (LA 1) - 18 miles
Claim to fame: Why does this bridge have a 90 degree turn?
(LA DOTD photo)
Bonnet Carre Spillway Bridge (I10) - 11 miles
Claim to fame: You can see a CRMS site from there!
And those are just the long bridges! If you count all the bridges over rivers, creeks, overpasses, tiny streams, and anything elevated at all, you couldn't get anywhere for a few days. So naturally, the only logical thing to do is drink whiskey! With snow pellets for chilling.