IC NATIONAL (MES) EVENT
As kindred in the Canada wake up this evening, they find the following item on the international news networks.
“In a series of unfortunate events under investigation by Federal authorities, two barges have struck the Crescent City Connection bridges this evening, one hitting each of the twin river spans. The damage is categorized as ‘significant’; the Louisiana State Police have shut down US90-B which passes over the spans as the structural soundness of the bridges must be evaluated before allowing traffic to pass over the bridge.
The Crescent City Connection spans are the southernmost bridges on the Mississippi River, and are the most heavily traveled of the river-spans on the Lower Mississippi. Federal authorities and the US Army Corps of Engineers have announced that all river traffic south of the Port of Avondale has been suspended for the next 24 hours,any vessel found on the river between Avondale and the Crescent City Connection will be searched, commandeered, and brought to anchorage and their operators subjected to prosecution to the fullest extent of the law. Officials with the Department of Homeland Security have offered no comment on the situation.
The FAA has established a Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) encompassing all airspace up to 18,000 feet (5,500 m) within approximately 15 nautical miles (28 km) of the Port of New Orleans. While flights are not entirely prohibited in this airspace, they are highly restricted, and violations of the airspace will be prosecuted vigorously."
The details offered are relatively scant, regardless of newscast. Shockingly, there seems to be little to no cellphone footage beyond that which is very grainy, very distant, very unclear, and very unable to determine the extent of the damage; cell service in New Orleans is reported to have crashed as a sudden spike in attempts to upload data seems to have caused the collapse of the local networks, though they are re-established by 9PM, EST.
Those kindred with histories approved to be tied to New Orleans, through the auspices of the South Central RST’s office, will become cognizant that any contacts they had with kindred or associated groups in the area, are completely silenced over the next week.
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