Confusion as overpass eviction nears: how long?
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans has declared an encampment of up to 150 homeless people a hazard to public health, and has given them until sometime Thursday to leave.
The notice handed out Monday covers the one-mile stretch under the elevated Pontchartrain Expressway from Claiborne Avenue to St. Charles Avenue. It said people had 72 hours to depart, and that shelters had beds available.
The number of tents under the highway was noticeably smaller by Wednesday. Those remaining don't know whether they have hours or a day before the eviction takes effect.
Some plan to leave town or go to a homeless shelter. Others don't know what they'll do.
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