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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There are warnings from police for those looking to go to the Mardi Gras celebrations this weekend.

Police say be aware of parking restrictions in Soulard or else you could be ticketed and or towed. They say police will be patrolling looking for underaged drinking.

Anyone engaging in public urination or lewd and indecent conduct will be subject to arrest.

St. Louis Police have released this statement about the parking rules:

Metro Transit will offer a shuttle bus that operates every 15 minutes between the Civic Center MetroLink Station (near Scottrade) and 10th and Marion Streets (near Soulard Farmers Market). Round-trip passes for the Mardi Gras shuttle cost $6 per person and are valid from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, February 6th. The pass will be available for purchase on Saturday, February 6 at the Civic Center MetroLink Station only, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

There will be no vehicle access in the “red” zone of Soulard. This area is marked by the following streets: Marion on the North, Broadway on the East, Shenandoah from Broadway to 11th and Ann from 11th to I-55 on the South and I-55 on the west. The “yellow zone” of Soulard is restricted to parking by permit only. Any vehicles without permits will be subject to ticketing and towing. The “yellow zone” is bound by the following streets: Ann from I-55 to 11th and Shenandoah from 11th to Broadway on the North; 7th Street on the East; Lynch on the South; I-55 on the west. The “yellow zone” also includes the area of Soulard that is north of I-55. That area is bound by the I-55, Tucker and Park. For all or portions of the day, the following streets will be closed: 6th Street from Cerre to Gratiot, Clark from 8th to Broadway and the entire “red zone” as defined in the above paragraph. The entire route of the Grand Parade will also be closed until Sunday evening.

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