This week's snowfall is still in evidence in Soulard. The streets that are in the sun are fine - but there are plenty of sidewalks and streets that are snow or ice covered and slippery. Its probably not a good idea to mix revelers who are drinking and slippery pathways. The City Streets Department is doing something it doesn't usually do - trying to clear a residential neighborhood - so the Mardi Gras crowd can party safely. Since I'm one of the judges for the parade on Saturday, I'm appreciative!