New Orleans Bans ‘Tandem Floats’ After 2 Are Killed Ahead of Mardi Gras

New Orleans Bans ‘Tandem Floats’ After 2 Are Killed Ahead of Mardi Gras

The New York Times-US·2020-02-23 20:33

New Orleans has banned so-called tandem floats for the remainder of its Mardi Gras celebrations this year after two people were struck and killed by such floats in a four-day span.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the ban on Saturday night, after a man was struck by a float just before 7 p.m. as the Krewe of Endymion parade made its way along South Galvez and Canal Streets. Tandem floats are multiple floats connected by a hitch and pulled by one tractor.

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