Businesses / Schools Reopening Slowly After Last Night's Ice Storm

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Updated: 1/29 9:46 pm
Businesses / Offices

-City of Pascagoula offices are scheduled to open at 10 AM. This opening is subject to change should the situation change/deteriorate. Please check cityofpascagoula.com for updates.

-Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, including the Emergency Department, will remain open; however, only inpatient and emergency surgeries will be performed on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29, due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions. All elective procedures are canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Smoking Cessation classes are also canceled Tuesday and Wednesday. Memorial Immunization Van will not be operational until road conditions improve. Memorial Physician Clinics and Diagnostic Centers will be closed on Tuesday and will reopen Wednesday afternoon. The public is reminded Memorial Hospital is not a special needs shelter, and any such requests should be directed to home health agencies or call 865-4002 for shelter information.

-The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi will be closed Wednesday. The Museum will re-open on Thursday.

-The Coast Transit Authority (CTA) has suspended its fixed bus route for Wednesday, January 29th due to unsafe roads. Stay tuned to the local news for more information. Also visit the Harrison County website at www.co.harrison.ms.us for further information.

-Keesler Air Force Base will remain closed through Jan. 29, and tentatively plans to re-open at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow Jan. 30. Emergency essential services will continue until then. Leadership will reconvene at 4:00 p.m. today for a reassessment on tomorrow. Keesler Air Force Base will re-open tomorrow, Jan. 30, at 10:00 a.m. Emergency essential services will continue until then. Personnel should exercise appropriate caution when traveling on slick surfaces. As always, subordinate commanders will maintain accountability of their personnel and have the discretion to adjust reporting instructions to accommodate unique missions or personnel situations.

-Hwy 15 and Hwy 67 have now been closed by local law enforcement. Big Ridge Road is closed and Big Ridge Bridge is iced over. Corso Bridge in D’Iberville is closed due to icing as well. Hwy 53 at Lizana School Road is now open but please remain cautious. Standing ice is on most other roads throughout the county. Temperatures will not get above 40 degrees today and will drop below freezing this evening. Stay off of the roads.

-All M&M Bank locations will remain closed today ( Wed ) and will resume normal banking hours on Thursday. Online Banking needs can still be accessed at www.mandmbank.com throughout the winter storm.

-Most Keesler Federal offices will open at Noon today, January 29th. The Stennis branch will remain closed. The Member Services call center is open normal business hours. Before you drive to any of the branches, please call Member Services at 228-385-5500 or check Keesler's website (www.kfcu.org) to make sure your branch is open.

-The Harrison County Board of Supervisors have decided to delay opening ALL County office buildings until 10 AM for business operations due to weather conditions. All Non-essential personnel should report to work at 10 AM on Thursday, January 30th. Essential employees need to report to work at 8 AM unless told otherwise by their department head. Stay tuned to the local news for more information. Also visit the Harrison County website at www.co.harrison.ms.us for further information.

-As of now the Bayou Portage Draw Bridge and the David LaRosa Bridge on Henderson Ave in Pass Christian are closed. Ice is beginning to accumulate so please stay off the roads and if you have to get out exercise extreme caution.
Stay tuned to the local news for more information. Also visit the Harrison County website at www.co.harrison.ms.us for further information.

-Based on current road conditions and information from local law enforcement officials and MDOT, Ingalls Shipbuilding locations in Pascagoula and Gulfport will remain closed tomorrow, Thursday January 30 to all first shift employees. The current plan is for second and third shifts to be open on Thursday. Ingalls employees are encouraged to call the company’s emergency information phone line for any future work schedule changes and updates. A decision on the Avondale facility will be made later today. Employees should call 1-877-871-2058 (Press 2 for Ingalls).

-Biloxi Police have closed the Mississippi 67 and Mississippi 15 interchange because of hazardous conditions. Public Works Director Dan Gaillet reports that Popp's Ferry bridge will continue to be closed. Said Chief Administrative Officer David Nichols: "The bridge's surface is a sheet of ice." The Biloxi Bay Bridge remains closed, and I-110 south of Division Street remains closed. "The conditions on most roads continue to be dangerous, and we're expecting it to worsen," said Biloxi Police Chief John Miller. Local emergency managers, meantime, have released this morning's weather briefing from the National Weather Service Slidell, La., office.

-Biloxi Municipal Court is scheduled to be in session at its appointed time Thursday. Those with cases pending should plan on appearing as scheduled. The Biloxi City Council has meetings at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. See original agendas at biloxi.ms.us.

-Mental Health Association of South Mississippi and the Opal Smith Day Center in Gulfport will be closed Thursday, January 30, 2014.

-Garbage pickup in Pascagoula will resume a regular schedule on Thursday. Garbage from Tues/Wed route of this week will be collected next week at the regular time.

-Due to hazardous road conditions, the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has extended the closure of all outpatient clinics to include Biloxi, Mobile, Pensacola, Eglin Air Force Base and Panama City until noon on Thursday, January 30, 2014. The Biloxi VA emergency room will be open. All VA employees should report back to work by noon tomorrow. Veterans impacted by these cancellations will have their appointments rescheduled. GCVHCS Medical Administration Service personnel will call Veterans to inform them of their rescheduled appointments.

-City of D'Iberville offices will be open tomorrow, January 30, 2014 at 10:00 am. All employees are to report to work at that time.

-MDOT is reporting that the US 90 ramp onto I-110 in Harrison County has been closed due to weather conditions. Motorists should find an alternate route around this area.

-All roads are now open in D'Iberville. The weather is still being monitored and the public will be advised if any roads close tonight.

-All Biloxi departments and municipal offices will open at their usual time Thursday morning. Employees are expected to be at work at their appointed time, or as soon as safely possible.

-NASA’s Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi will open at noon Thursday, January 30 due to potential dangerous road conditions during the morning commute. A liberal leave policy for NASA employees will be in effect for Thursday, Jan. 30.

-The Corso bridge and the Big Ridge Rd bridge over I-110 are closed due to the probability of icing.

-All locations of Navigator Credit Union will open at noon, Thursday, January 30, 2014. For further details, contact Kathy Scarbrough at 228-218-1214.

-The Popp's Ferry Bridge, the Biloxi Bay Bridge, the Lorraine Road bridge and the section of I-110 south of Division Street will remain closed through the evening and as late as mid-morning Thursday, Biloxi Police Chief John Miller said this evening.

-Trash pickup: Residential garbage pickup is scheduled to take place Thursday, weather permitting, the city has been informed.
        City offices: All Biloxi municipal departments and offices will open at their usual time Thursday morning. Employees are expected to be at work at their appointed time, or as soon as safely possible.
        Municipal Court: Biloxi Municipal Court is scheduled to be in session at its appointed time Thursday. Those with cases pending should plan on appearing as scheduled.
        Council meetings: The Biloxi City Council meeting scheduled for Thursday at 10:30 a.m. has been canceled. Instead, the council will hold two afternoon meetings: its regularly scheduled 1:30 p.m. meeting and a meeting immediately afterward, to discuss social service spending. To see the original agendas and supporting documents for both meetings, click here.
        Keesler: Keesler Air Force Base will re-open Thursday at 10 a.m. Emergency essential services will continue until then. Keesler warns personnel to exercise caution when traveling on slick surfaces. The base also note that even with the 10 a.m. re-opening, subordinate commanders may adjust reporting instructions to accommodate unique missions or personnel situations.
        Public transit: CTA says fixed route service will operate as scheduled Thursday, but closed bridges may impact Route 4, serving D'Iberville/St. Martin, and Route 7, serving Ocean Springs. Service for senior centers and senior shopping will be canceled, but ADA service will operate as conditions allow. Beach bus stations will be closed Thursday.
        County courthouses: Harrison County has reported that county facilities will re-open Thursday at 10 a.m.
Face it: Status reports are being posted more regularly on the city's Facebook page. Like the page so updates will show in your newsfeed. Go to facebook.com/cobiloxi.
(Ricky Carioti, The Washington Post)
(Ricky Carioti, The Washington Post)
Schools

-Please be advised that Pass Christian Public School District, all schools and departments, will be closed on Thursday, January 30, 2014. The district anticipates being open for business on Friday, January 31, 2014.

-Harrison County, Long Beach, and Pass Christian Schools are closed also. Gulfport Schools will open as follows: elementary schools begin at 8:30 AM, middle schools begin at 9 AM and high school at 9:30 AM. Please continue to exercise extreme caution when driving today and tomorrow. Stay tuned to the local news for more information on city road and bridge closures. Also visit the Harrison County website at www.co.harrison.ms.us for further information.

-The University of Southern Mississippi will reopen at noon on Thursday, Jan. 30, with classes scheduled to resume at 12:30 p.m. on the Gulf Coast and 1 p.m. in Hattiesburg.

-Biloxi Public Schools will not conduct classes on Thursday; however, the day will be a Professional Development Day for staff. Staff members are expected to report to their respective schools at the times communicated by principals or supervisors.
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