Weather may prevent use of traffic cones in Biloxi for Cruisin’ this weekend

Biloxi Police may not be able to use one of their traffic tools this weekend, the orange traffic cones that separate lanes on U.S. 90 during special events, because of expected wind gusts from Louisiana-bound Hurricane Delta.

The cones have been deployed annually on U.S. 90 during special events such as Cruisin’ the Coast in case police needed to reserve a lane for emergency vehicles.  The city’s Public Works Department was scheduled to place more than 2,000 cones along the highway overnight, so they would be in place for expected peak traffic of Cruisers on Friday and Saturday.

“The cones are designed to help move traffic and help Police and Fire respond in a timely manner to any emergency, but if these cones blow over into traffic lanes, they will cause significant issues,” Biloxi Police Chief John Miller said. “We’re asking everyone to please drive carefully, and please give right-of-way to any vehicles responding to an emergency.”

Miller said barricades will be used in some cases, especially in low-lying areas where the highway may flood.

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