Coast Guard Closes the Biloxi Industrial Seaway Due to Landslide

The Coast Guard closed the Biloxi Industrial Seaway in Gulfport, Miss., due to a landslide April 18, 2015. The Coast Guard is working with the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a survey of the area and plan the best way for debris to be cleared. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard closed the Biloxi Industrial Seaway in Gulfport, Miss., due to a landslide April 18, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard closed the Biloxi Industrial Seaway in Gulfport, Miss., due to a landslide, Saturday.

The Biloxi Industrial Seaway in the vicinity of the Lorraine Bridge is closed to all traffic.

The Coast Guard was notified at approximately 5:20 p.m. that the channel was entirely blocked by trees and other debris. The area experienced heavy rainfall near the time of the incident.

The Coast Guard is coordinating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a survey of the area and plan the best way to clear the debris so that it can be restored.

There is currently no estimated time for the re-opening of the waterway.

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