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Presidential motorcade halts traffic

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Air Force One touched down around 10:20 Wednesday
morning at the Trent Lott Air Guard Combat Readiness Training Center.

President Obama visited with Haley and Marsha Barbour. Then shook hands and visited with about 50 family and friends of Air Force members.

Meanwhile, Gulfport Police Department began closing down streets that insect U.S. 90 between Hewes Avenue and U.S. 49 in anticipation of Obama's motorcade.

A Gulfport Community Service vehicle was parked at Second Street and Hewes Avenue to prevent any traffic or north or south.

Police also are barricading parking bays along U.S. 90 between U.S. 49 and the White Cap Restaurant just east of Courthouse Road, as well as the parking lot at the White Cap Restaurant.

Parked across the street from the White Cap is a truck with a sign on it that reads, in part, "Save Our Sound."

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