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Last minute Mardi Gras tips

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    If your one of the thousands who enjoys the festivities put on by organizers at Le Festival de Mardi Gras, they have you covered when it comes to your safety. UL Lafayette police, who are in charge ofMore >>
    If you are one of the thousands who enjoys the festivities put on by organizers at Le Festival de Mardi Gras, they have you covered when it comes to your safety.More >>

Just about everyone is clear on what they can and/or cannot do during Mardi Gras. "Don't drink and drive, everybody walk in a group and just be safe," says a Lafayette resident.

Lafayette Consolidated Street Superintendent Brian Smith says there are about 5,700 barricades being used this year; and they're out for a reason. "Stay on the side you're suppose to be on. They're there for everyone to have a safe time with no incidents," explains Smith.

When it comes to Mardi Gras debris pack it away or use the closest trash can you can find. "Bag it up and perhaps carry a bag along with them. Store it aside and we'll grab it on our way when we pass; or if you see a receptacle nearby, then drop it in," says Smith.

"Parking in front of a fire hydrant; as well as parking in a no parking zone all that can be enforced. So, if we get complaints as to where you parked; and if you're blocking someone's driveway, then we're going to have to take some kind of action," adds Corporal Paul Mouton of the Lafayette Police Department.

Mouton say alcohol can be consumed along the parade route, but not if it's in a glass container. "Obviously if you're underage you cannot consume alcohol. We'll have officers in and around the parade route looking for those type of violations," says Mouton.

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