NOPD: Dept. to work with krewes on start times, but no change in parade days, routes

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A city spokesman released a statement from New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison on Tuesday saying there would be no change in the weekend parade schedule.

The statement reads:

"All department heads of public safety agencies met this afternoon. They reviewed weather forecasts, public safety concerns, and logistics and capacity considerations. Having explored all options, it was determined that there is no viable way--- in fairness to every parade krewe--- to alter the parade schedule. The decision has been made: there will be no change in the parade schedule this weekend. All parades will roll as planned on their assigned day and route. The NOPD will work with every krewe on the day of their scheduled parade to be flexible on the start times, should inclement weather make that necessary."

The chief said he had spoken with members of Endymion, and they accepted the decision by the city and his department.

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