Bridge problems create traffic trouble on Cowan Road

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - There's a traffic nightmare on Cowan-Lorraine Road in Gulfport this afternoon. The southbound side of the bridge over the Industrial Seaway is stuck in the up position. The Northbound draw will move up and down, but it is uncertain if it is locking down.

Maintenance workers are trying to fix the problem, but there is no word on how long that will take.

Police are turning drivers away, and redirecting traffic which has been backing up since about 2:15 when the drawbridge began to malfunction.

Elizabeth Vowell is at the bridge and will bring us updates as they happen on and WLOX News.

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