NEW ORLEANS — The Police Department late Saturday issued a news release announcing adjustments to the city’s Mardi Gras parade schedule.
After receiving information from the National Weather Service of expected inclement weather, Superintendent Ronal Serpas, parade krewe captains and organizers have made the following adjustments to the parade schedule for the safety of the float riders and parade goers:
SUNDAY: Okeanos, Mid-City and Thoth all plan to roll at their regular scheduled times with Okeanos preparing to start 30 minutes early at 10:30 a.m., allowing Mid-City and Thoth to follow.
All three parades will follow their normal route until they reach Canal Street, where they will turn right with traffic toward the river to their normal disband area.
Bacchus will be staged and ready for its normal start of 5:15 p.m., however if all elements are in place they will start earlier than their normal 5:15 p.m. time.
MONDAY: Proteus will be prepared to start at 4:30 p.m., (45 minutes early) and will make its planned crossover to the lakebound side of Canal Street for disband.
Orpheus will follow Proteus with a start time of 5:30 p.m., (30 minutes early) and will make the hard right onto the riverbound side of Canal Street (with traffic) to Tchoupitoulas to its disband area.
TUESDAY: Rex and Zulu will roll at their traditional start times.
As of Saturday night, adjustments had not been made to the scheduled Tambourine and Fan event at Orleans and Claiborne, according to the news release.