Mardi Gras clean-up nearly complete; Fat Tuesday photos

City workers today were expected to remove as much as 15 dumptruck loads of trash left by Fat Tuesday revelers.

Nearly 60 workers from the city’s Public Works and Parks & Recreation departments began picking up broken beads, beer cans and other trash at 7 a.m. along the 2.7-mile downtown parade route.

“We’re expecting it to be about 120 cubic yards of debris, which translates into enough debris to fill 15 dumptrucks,” said Public Works Director Richard Sullivan. “They’ll have most of the heavy stuff picked up today, and they’ll get the rest on Thursday.”

Biloxi Police on Tuesday estimated a crowd of about 90,000 viewed the three-and-a-half hour parade, which boasted more than 100 Gulf Coast Carnival Association floats, followed by a handful of floats sponsored by the Krewe of Neptune.

Said Biloxi Assistant Chief of Police Rodney McGilvary, who noted only 39 arrests and one reported injury: “The crowd was pretty well behaved this year.”

Online photos: To see 101 photos from Mardi Gras Day, click here.

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