Posted: Feb 17, 2012 6:26 PM
Tonight, parade officials and the New Orleans Police Department announced changes to Saturday's parade schedule because of rain in the forecast. Weather permitting, the following schedule has been agreed to:
NOMTOC will now roll on the East Bank on Sunday at 9am along the traditional Uptown route.
Iris will kick off at 10am on Sunday along its traditional route.
Tucks will parade at 3pm on Monday along its traditional route.
Endymion will do one of the following:
Roll at its originally scheduled time- 4:15pm- Saturday
It will have a delayed start (time yet to be determined) Saturday on a shortened route.
At this time, no changes have been made to parades scheduled to roll Sunday, Monday or Mardi Gras day.
We will update the Endymion schedule when a final decision has been made, as well as keep you informed if other possible changes to other parade schedules are necessary.
"The weather conditions forced us to change from our traditional route to ensure that all the effort and work we do to put on a great Mardi Gras parade can still be shared by our members and the people of New Orleans", said James Henderson, NOMTOC President and Parade Captain.
"The Krewe Captains and the NOPD all agreed to these changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable parade for each krewe impacted by the weather", Superintendent Ronal Serpas said.