A Mazada 626 car with a 2007 Louisiana brake tag and Mardi Gras beads coming from the trunk is removed from deep inside the Lafitte Canal that drains flood and other water from Mid-City including the Lafitte Greenway in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. It is among the largest pieces to pulled from a New Orleans drainage canal by the Sewerage and Water Board. The city has suffered a few 100-year flooding events which have been exacerbated by poor drainage in the canals, pumping problems, and clogged catch basins.  Photo by Matthew Hinton

#CatchbasinCar: Crews pull vehicle from Lafitte Canal

Move along, nothing to see here: Thursday Sewerage & Water Board crews pulled a Mazda 626 from the depths of the Lafitte Canal.

by Mary Staes | August 22, 2019

Move along, nothing to see here: Thursday Sewerage & Water Board crews pulled a Mazda 626 from the depths of the Lafitte Canal. The brake tag was reportedly dated 2007.

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Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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