200 Louisiana state troopers in New Orleans for Mardi Gras

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 200 Louisiana state troopers have been sent to the New Orleans area as the Carnival season revs up toward Mardi Gras, which comes next week.

A state police news release says they’re staying through Fat Tuesday.

They’ll be in the French Quarter and metro area, working on patrols, criminal investigations, and crowd and traffic control.

The news release notes that a new parade tracker lets people send friends and family their precise location on a New Orleans parade route.

The website also maps locations of public toilets, first aid stations, lost child stations and food vendors. 

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