BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Highway 90 could be experiencing heavy traffic April 12-14 for an event called Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break. Biloxi will be the primary location and the police department is preparing for what could be a big crowd.
"As far as our concerns, the big one is traffic," said Capt. Jim Adamo. "As we've seen in the past, traffic always gets clogged on Highway 90. We try to make sure we have equipment and manpower to deal with it."
Nobody is really sure how many people will come here for Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break. There's no organizer or promoter. Word is expected to spread through social media, like Facebook and Twitter.
Only one official event is being promoted and that is a step show at the Coliseum on Saturday, April 13.
Biloxi police offer this advice to local folks who want to avoid potential traffic issues:
"We want everyone to be aware that there is going to be a lot of traffic. If you don't want to be on Highway 90, find an alternate route on those days," said Adamo.
In years past, congestion has been an issue and Biloxi police are prepared to use barricades to cut off turn around locations in an effort to keep traffic moving. And a command post will be set up on the south side of the Edgewater Mall parking lot.
"It gives us an opportunity to put some cameras in the air and have a central point to operate from. The command post is important so we're able to monitor activity and make decisions on our plans," said Adamo.