New Orleans, La - FOX 8 received the following press release Saturday evening from the NOPD announcing changes to the Mardi Gras Parade Schedule:
After receiving information from the National Weather Service of expected inclement weather, Superintendent Ronal Serpas, Parade Crew Captains and Organizers have made the following adjustments to the Parade Schedule for the safety of the float riders and parade goers:
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Okeanos, Mid-City and Thoth are all planning to roll at their regular scheduled times with Okeanos preparing to start 30 minutes early at 10:30am, allowing Mid-City and Thoth to follow. All three parades will follow their normal route until they reach Canal Street, at which point they will turn right with traffic towards the river to their normal disband area.
Bacchus will be staged and ready for their normal start of 5:15pm, however if all elements are in place they will start earlier than their normal 5:15pm time.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Proteus will be prepared to start at 4:30pm (45 minutes early) and will make their planned crossover to the lakebound side of Canal Street for disband.
Orpheus will follow Proteus with a start time of 5:30pm (30 minutes early) and will make the hard right onto the riverbound side of Canal Street (with traffic) to Tchoupitoulas to their disband area.
Krewe of Zeus, Hera cancel parade Monday night
A spokesman for the Krewe of Zeus says they canceled both Lundi Gras parades due to the threat of severe weather.
The Krewe of Hera was originally set to roll in Metairie on Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Zeus would have followed at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Rex and Zulu will roll at their traditional start times.