Morgan City and areas around St. Mary Parish were thawing throughout the day as sunny skies gave way despite the cold temperatures.
Just like other parts of Acadiana, Morgan City was bracing for a winter wonderland.
If last week's winter blast was any indication of what was to come, officials in St. Mary Parish weren't taking any chances.
By noon Tuesday, Sheriff Mark Hebert and Morgan City leaders were on guard, preparing for the worst.
By late afternoon, the Morgan City bridge, US 90, a major artery through the parish was closed.
And as the day wore on, the city streets looked as officials hoped--empty.
Chief Travis Crouch of Morgan City police says crews worked through the night de-icing the most vulnerable spots.
And by sun-up Wednesday, police removed the barricades to the on-ramp, opening the big bridge once again.
While officials waited, holding their breath, thanks to very little precipitation, they can now let out a sigh of relief-this area was spared the brunt of the winter blast.