New Orleans Police say commuters can expect road closures and traffic delays this morning due to the deadly collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel. Police say we will start the business week with major road closures in the downtown area as well as adjustments to public transportation service. If it is not necessary to come downtown, residents are urged to avoid the area. If employees have the ability to work remotely, employers are urged to make arrangements to allow them to do so. Carpooling and sharing rides will also reduce the number of vehicles coming into the area. If you live near co-workers or classmates, ride together.
If there is no way to avoid coming to the area for work, it is vital that drivers exercise extreme caution and patience as the number of road closures is expected to cause significant delays and slowdowns. NOPD officers will be out facilitating traffic flow at locations that usually experience higher traffic volume. Drivers are asked to heed officers and follow their directions in order to reduce delays.