Freezing temperatures suspending some work at Northrop Grumman

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula is suspending production work for second and third shifts in Pascagoula on Tuesday, January 5. Maintenance personnel as well as craft management and ship's management should report to work as normal.

The company's Gulfport facility will be partially closed.

"The safety of our employees and our facilities remains our top priority," Northrop Grumman's Bill Glenn said Tuesday in a statement. "With extended freezing temperatures we must shut down some of our water lines as a precautionary measure to keep them from freezing. In those areas affected, we have suspended production to ensure our employees' safety."

For Wednesday, some first shift production work at both Pascagoula and Gulfport facilities will also be suspended.

Details for all affected employees on both dates are posted on the Company's emergency phone line and website.

Emergency Information Phone Line for employees: 1-800-995-4318 (Press 7 for Gulf Coast, then press 1 for Pascagoula, 2 for New Orleans or 3 for Gulfport)