HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg city officials are asking drivers to make travel plans ahead of time for Thursday's first-ever Mardi Gras parade in the city.
The Caerus parade will feature more than 40 entries and will likely last more than two hours.
It will begin at 6 p.m. on Hardy Street just west of Highway 49 and will end at 38th Ave. Because of that, both eastbound and westbound lanes of Hardy St. and all intersections from Highway 49 to 40th Ave. along Hardy Street will be closed beginning at 4:30 p.m. and will remain closed for the duration of the parade.
A portion of W. 4th St. From Highway 49 to Golden Eagle Dr. next to Pride Field on the Southern Miss campus will also be closed during the parade.
The staging area for the event will be a large parking lot north of the Hillcrest Residence Hall at U.S.M.