MDEQ lifts Biloxi beach closure

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Officials with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced Friday that the beach closure in Biloxi between St. Peter Street east to Dukate Street has been lifted.

The stretch of beach was closed on Wednesday after The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory found unacceptable levels of bacteria in the water.

Officials with the City of Biloxi say the problem was caused when crews cleaned some storm water drainage lines in the area as part of the work on Lighthouse Park. Biloxi spokesman Vincent Creel said the work underway should prevent the problem from happening again.

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