Confederate monument removal: Robert E. Lee monument coming down Friday
NEW ORLEANS — Our sister station WGNO reports that for the first time since the Confederate monument removal process started, the city has announced when it will remove the fourth and final monument.
According to a news release from the city, crews will remove the statue between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, though several streets around Lee Circle will be closed to traffic starting at 4 a.m.
Road closures will be set at the following intersections: Calliope and Carondelet, St. Charles and Calliope, Howard and Carondelet, St. Joseph and St. Charles, and Camp St. and Andrew Higgins Drive. Normal traffic will resume by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19.