Happy Mardi Gras!

From the desk of Matt Williams: Coming up this morning

Happy Mardi Gras people! If you are planning on heading down to New Orleans, we'll give you a live look at how the city is waking up and getting ready for the big day. Baton Rouge is typically quiet on Mardi Gras, but there has been one parade rolling the last few years. We'll talk with the folks from Beauregard Town. What will you be doing for Mardi Gras? Anything special, or like most, just working? Check out WAFB's Mardi Gras 2012 for parade schedules and more. Before you head out today, take a look at our DOTD Traffic Watch cameras to see if there are any problems on the roads and check out traffic on our WAFB app. Join us for 9NTM & The Early Edition beginning at 4:30 a.m.


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Patchy morning fog. A sun/cloud mix, mainly dry for Fat Tuesday!

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