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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
With Mardi Gras and the Superbowl swiftly approaching, it's sure to be busy throughout entire Gulf Coast.
"The Superbowl is just over in New Orleans. That means there's going to be a lot of people coming through Biloxi and the Gulf Coast to get there. Some of them may be staying here just to get there. So expect some extra traffic," Biloxi Police, Sergeant Jackie Rhodes, said.
Adding to that excitement is the fact that just about every city on the coast has a Mardi Gras parade leading up to the big day. Police will be setting up to help provide a smoother commute. Still, in some cases traffic delays are inevitable.
"Most of the traffic for people that are not from here is going to be on Highway 90. Take a different route unless you want to get involved in the traffic. Those of us who live around here know the back roads, so take some of those to get where you're trying to go," Rhodes said.
For drivers, who want to do a little sight-seeing, it's recommended that you stay in the right lane. That way the folks, who are in a rush can get by you.
Rhodes says while things were rather hectic, the plans the Biloxi Police Department had in place last year seemed to have worked out just fine. There were quite a few tickets given out, but he says that's not unusual for a busy weekend like Mardi Gras weekend. To make sure you don't become one of those people to walk away with one of those unwanted souvenirs, just follow the rules.
"Watch the speed limit. Wear your seatbelt. Be patient, be considerate of other drivers. Be patient and everybody will get through it great," Rhodes said.
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