See which RTA bus lines have reopened ...Those in need of shelter info

The city activates the freeze plan when temperatures or wind-chill factors fall below 35 degrees, according to a news release from the Mayor's Office.

Those in need of shelter will be accepted, free of charge, at the following sites:

* The Salvation Army, 4530 S. Claiborne Ave. Men, women and children will be accepted beginning at 4 p.m. each day.

* Ozanam Inn, 843 Camp St. Men ages 18 and up will be accepted, beginning at 4 p.m. each day.

* Covenant House, 611 N. Rampart St. Males and females between ages 16 to 21, and their dependent children, will be accepted. Any female with dependent children is welcome. Those with small children can arrive any time.

* New Orleans Mission, 1130 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. All adults (ages 18 and up) will be accepted beginning at 4 p.m. daily.

To report that someone is in need of shelter, call the NOPD's non-emergency number at 504-821-2222.

Bus service has returned along several routes Wednesday morning (Jan. 17) following an overnight freeze that shuttered the city's public transit lines, according to the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority.

Streetcars are still not running due to frozen overhead power lines. Ferry service also is not back up yet.

In a news release issued just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, the RTA listed which bus lines have resumed running. They include:

  • 5 - Marigny-Bywater
  • 10 - Tchoupitoulas
  • 11 - Magazine
  • 15 - Freret
  • 28 - M.L. King
  • 39 - Tulane
  • 60 - Hayne is running from Delgado to SUNO
  • 62 - Morrison Express via Chef Hwy
  • 64 - Lake Forest Express via Chef Hwy
  • 65 - Read-Crowder Express via Chef Hwy
  • 84 - Galvez
  • 88 - St. Claude/ Jackson Barracks
  • 91 - Jackson-Esplanade
  • 94 - Broad will start from Tulane Avenue

"The RTA will monitor roads and weather reports and will continue to resume services as conditions improve," the agency's news release states.

RTA says to monitor detours by visiting the agency's Facebookand Twitter pages, as well as its website at www.norta.com. You may also call the customer service at 504-248-3900.

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