Traffic advisory issued for New Orleans CBD after fire

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for a street closure on Canal Street between Burgundy Street and Basin Street/Elk Street and on Rampart Street between Iberville Street and Tulane Avenue.

The closures will help crews respond to a six-alarm fire on the 1000 block of Canal Street.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use Poydras Street and Claiborne Avenue as alternate routes to the Central Business District.

RTA buses replaced streetcar services on Canal Street from South Liberty Street to the Mississippi River on all lines, but as of 2 p.m. streetcar service had been fully restored.

For more information, the public can call Rideline at 504-248-3900.

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