According to the Times-Picayune:
Because of a break in a Sewerage & Water Board pipe at Gayoso and Canal streets, the Regional Transit Authority suspended operation of streetcars on the Canal line Tuesday afternoon.
An RTA spokeswoman said the agency did not know when repairs to the broken pipe would be completed and streetcar service restarted.
The RTA said it will provide bus service on the line while the pipe is being repaired.
Buses were running on the entire Canal line, from the river to the cemeteries, and also on the City Park spur line from Canal to Beauregard Circle.
Because of the change, passengers were having to board vehicles on the Canal Street sidewalk, rather than the neutral ground.
Service on the Riverfront streetcar line and the St. Charles line’s Lee Circle loop were not affected.