NEW ORLEANS -- Fat Tuesday has arrived, and many people around the nation are gearing up for Mardi Gras celebrations.
This video shows a live picture from the French Quarter of New Orleans. Thousands of people are expected to pack that area for the final night of Mardi Gras festivities Tuesday.
In Austin, police will close Sixth Street from Brazos to Interstate 35 at 9 p.m. All north and south streets in that section of Sixth Street will also be closed from Fifth to Seventh Streets.
A 'No Refusal' initiative will also be in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday.