Winter Weather Update


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

again.

 

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

usual.

 

We will continue to provide updates on the CVB website at

www.neworleanscvb.com/weatherupdate

 

We would like to thank the entire hospitality industry for your excellence

in action and wonderful hospitality provided to our visitors during this

winter challenge. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Stephen Perry, President and CEO, New Orleans CVB

 

Mark Romig, President and CEO, NOTMC

 

  


 
Emergency Plan

Emergency Plan

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

Visitor Updates- CVB Social Media Channels

Follow the New Orleans CVB on Facebook and Twitter for the latest visitor updates on hotels, restaurants and attractions.more

 
City of New Orleans

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

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

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

 
Traffic Reports

Traffic Reports

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

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

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

 
Hotel Update

Hotel Update

View a list of New Orleans-area hotels and their contact information. more