Winter Weather Update - Tuesday, January, 29, 2014 6 p.m.
Dear Members of the New Orleans Hospitality Industry,
While it seems that the weather is improving, a Hard Freeze Warning is in
effect until 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. All residents and visitors should take
appropriate precautions to protect themselves from potentially dangerous
effects of this weather. Icy conditions are expected on bridges and roadways
tonight after dark when the temperature is expected to drop below freezing
The majority of the city is returning to normal operations tomorrow with
City government offices, most schools and universities, restaurants and
attractions re-opening. The CVB and NOTMC offices will re-open tomorrow
morning, resuming normal business hours.
Interstate 10 has re-opened from Hwy 11 to Interstate 310 and can now be
used to get to the airport. Click here for updates on school and street closures.
Louis Armstrong International Airport - Airlines are running limited
schedules through the rest of the night. Passengers are encouraged to call
their airlines for any flight schedule changes or visit www.flymsy.com.
Hotels, Restaurants and Attractions - Hotels are open and continue to
serve guests who have extended their stay due to changes in their travel
plans. Many attractions and restaurants remain closed today, but plan to
re-open tomorrow. Please check our Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/neworleanscvb) and Twitter
(https:twitter.com/neworleans) pages for updates, and continue to post
updates to Twitter using the hashtag #NOLAopen. We will be monitoring this
hashtag and sharing updates through our social media pages.
Taxis - Taxi cabs are in service as routes allow. Visitors should call cab
companies well in advance to reserve transportation to the airport, etc.
Public Transportation - The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
has replaced suspended streetcar service with buses, with potential delays
on several routes. Riders are encouraged to visit www.norta.com or call the
Rideline at 504-248-3900 for service updates. Ferry service has also been
discontinued at this time, so riders are encouraged to check the status of
ferry service prior to departing.
Amtrak - Amtrak is reporting active service but train service is expected
to be light today. Visitors should call or check www.amtrak.com.
Cruises - The weather has had no impact on the embarking or disembarking
of cruises. Carnival Elation is scheduled to embark Thursday morning as
We will continue to provide updates on the CVB website at
We would like to thank the entire hospitality industry for your excellence
in action and wonderful hospitality provided to our visitors during this
Stephen Perry, President and CEO, New Orleans CVB
Mark Romig, President and CEO, NOTMC
The New Orleans CVB has coordinated an emergency plan to assist visitors who will exit the city in the case of an emergency. more
Visitor Updates- CVB Social Media Channels
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City of New Orleans
The City of New Orleans and the office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu is updating the City's site with information, specifically geared toward locals. more
Armstrong International Airport Updates and Flight Status
Visit the website for Armstrong International Airport for flight schedules and airport updates. more
What the Meteorologists Say
View the Twitter pages for Chief Meteorologists at local stations WWL, WVUE and WGNO to hear from the weather experts in real time. more
Follow WWL traffic reporters and the Department of Transportation and Development on Twitter for the latest on road closures and contraflow.more
Updates and Info
The CVB has comprised a list of organizations to follow the latest updates on the winter storm, including local news stations and the City of New...more
There's an App for that
Download WWL and WDSU's weather tracking app's for the latest information and updated streamed right to your phone. more
View a list of New Orleans-area hotels and their contact information. more