Despite cold, Mardi Gras parades roll in New Roads

Frigid temperatures and a persistent light rain kept crowds small as the New Roads Mardi Gras parade got underway around 11 a.m.

The Community Center of Pointe Coupee parade also was scheduled to roll at 11 a.m. in New Roads, but the crowds on hand are thin there too.

The Lions Club parade started at 2 p.m.