Police Working On Public Safety Plan To Address Crowds Ahead Of Mardi Gras

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City officials and the New Orleans Police Department are teaming up to take precautions in order to deal with large crowds before Mardi Gras.

At a press conference, Communications Director Beau Tidwell said the police superintendent and himself are creating a plan regarding enforcement of crowds leading up to Carnival.

Tidwell said the city is expecting tourists for the next few weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday, and stressed that tourists are expected to adhere to guidelines.

He said bars will remain closed to outdoor service through Mardi Gras.

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