NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans parade routes will not be impacted after Wednesday's 6-alarm fire on Canal Street that destroyed several businesses and left lanes of traffic closed for hours.
A statement from the city of New Orleans says following yesterday's fire in the 1000 block of Canal Street, "the City has completed an assessment of the structure and determined that the buildings' facade is stable and there is no imminent danger of collapse at this time.
Out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of public safety, an 8-foot high fence will be erected around the front of the buildings directly impacted by yesterday's fire. Mardi Gras parades scheduled to roll this weekend will continue along Canal Street as permitted and routes will not be shifted."
Parades this weekend do not roll in front of the 1000 block of Canal Street but make a u-turn just before it on Canal Street at University Place and Burgundy Street.