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A rare winter scene in New Orleans

January 29 2014 | News

It’s been a cold past couple of days in New Orleans. We don’t get snow, or frost, or ice much.  That means when we do, it’s a big deal.

Many roads in and out of the Big Easy are closed right now due to bridges icing over. That includes I-10. Local Fox 8 News Weather Reporter John Snell posted this picture of I-10 to Facebook this morning. As you can see, only one lone soul is travelling down the interstate. He probably had a king cake emergency.

Another great picture of the weather came from Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter on Tuesday.  It’s rare to see Jackson Square like this, so take a good look:

One thing is for sure - our staff  has been having fun with the ice that's built up around here! We suspect someone from the bar had a hand in making this little guy we found on our property:

Even though there’s a wintry mix here now, it’s not going to last for long. This weekend, New Orleans residents and visitors are supposed to see temperatures in the low 70’s, not uncommon for this time of year down here. And the temperature will only get better!

The warm weather coming up is one of the great reasons to visit New Orleans during the typical winter months. It may be 10 degrees in New York City, and there may be a negative wind chill in Chicago, but girls will be wearing their sundresses in New Orleans in just a few days.

If coming to New Orleans sounds like a good plan to you, we do have some rooms available right now at some great rates. Since we’re in the French Quarter, you can walk to hundreds of bars and restaurants, Bourbon Street, Audubon Aquarium, Harrah’s Casino, and even the streetcar line if you’d like to take a walk around the Garden District or Uptown.

Check availability or give us a call and we'll see what we can set up for you.

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