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Potential severe weather in Monroe area prompts school closures

The News-Star (Monroe) logo The News-Star (Monroe) 3/17/2021 Bonnie Bolden, Monroe News-Star
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The National Weather Service is predicting a strong chance of severe weather, including a threat of thunderstorms and tornadoes, for northeast Louisiana through tonight.

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Monroe City Hall and City facilities were closed to the public and non-essential employees at 1 p.m.

Many school districts closed campuses before the storms reach the area.

Ouachita, East Carroll, Franklin and Tensas schools are dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

Monroe City, Caldwell and Madison schools are dismissed at 1 p.m.

West Carroll dismissed at 2 p.m.

All Louisiana Delta Community College campuses closed at noon.

This story will be updated.

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