UPDATE: Wilkes Bridge reopens to traffic after closing Tuesday afternoon

UPDATE: Wilkes Bridge reopens to traffic after closing Tuesday afternoon
The Wilkes Drawbridge in Gulfport was closed Tuesday afternoon, causing traffic to be backed up in both directions.

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - The Wilkes Drawbridge in Gulfport was closed Tuesday afternoon, causing traffic to be backed up in both directions. The bridge has since reopened to traffic.

According to MDOT, the congestion is on Lorraine Cowan Road between I-10 and Carl Leggett Road. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route.

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