Lafayette

Jan 29, 2014 7:45 PM by Allison Bourne-Vanneck

Acadiana thaws out

For many Acadiana residents, staying indoors has been a top priority throughout the icy conditions. However, with the ice melting on Wednesday, many were able to leave their home and get some fresh air.

"My wife was having bad cabin fever and we had to get out. So she said let's go to Rouses and do some shopping so here we are," said Bob Nelson, who was shopping with his wife at Rouses Market in Lafayette.

For Nelson, along with countless shoppers, the break in icy weather came just in time.

"When you're stuck inside, you tend to eat more. You tend to use more toiletries, and what have you," said Rouses customer Dena Wilson.

For many, restocking groceries is important especially since the temperature is expected to drop again.

"What people don't realize is that it's going to freeze again tonight. So if they got any ice left on the road it's still going to be there tonight," Nelson said.

As Acadiana braces itself for possibly more icy conditions, some said it's beginning to feel routine.

"This is the second time it's happened. I think I'm already used to it a little bit now. so I don't think it's going to be too bad. If it does get cold again, we'll deal with it," said Rouses customer Trey Petitjean.

"The weekend is supposed to be in the 70s. Explain that, huh? From the teens to the 70s," Nelson said.

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