Water leak caused Keesler AFB to close main gate

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - You may have experienced some traffic delays if you went to Keesler Air Force Base Friday. The main gate at White Avenue was closed off and on throughout the day. It will remain that way throughout the weekend as repair crews work to fix the problem.

The closure came hours after a water main began leaking early Friday morning. Huge puddles of water began covering the road around 2:30 Friday morning.

Brigadier General Andy Mueller said the leak is nothing serious; It is common for water mains to leak.

As for the days ahead, the gate at White Avenue will be closed off and on for repairs work, so expect inconveniences and heavy traffic at the Irish Hill Road and White Avenue intersection this weekend.

If you see bright orange cones sitting in front of the railroad tracks, you will want to detour to the other gates to enter Keesler Air Force Base. The gates at Pass Road and Bayview Road will be open at regular times.

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