Non-emergency city offices to close at 2

Extra shifts of police officers and firefighters will be on duty today and throughout the evening, but Biloxi Chief Administrative Officer Mike Leonard says non-emergency city offices in Biloxi will close at 2 this afternoon.

“We take this measure of closing early in an abundance of caution,” Leonard said. “However, residents should be aware that all emergency personnel are on duty and ready to handle any issues.”

Leonard said he anticipates a delayed opening of city offices on Wednesday and encourages non-emergency city employees to follow BMail, B-Alert and local media regarding work schedules.


News and notes: Council, traffic signals, residental pickup

Council action: The Biloxi City Council, which moments ago declared that a state of emergency exists in Biloxi, has postponed the council meeting scheduled for this evening. It has been moved to Friday at 5:30 at City Hall. To see video of the meeting, click here

Driving reminder:If you encounter flashing or inoperative traffic signals at an intersection, here’s what you need to know: Flashing red means come to a complete stop, then proceed when you can. Flashing yellow means proceed with caution. If traffic signals are inoperative, treat the intersection as a four-way stop.

Scheduling update: Trash, garbage and recycling pickup in Biloxi will occur one day later than normal schedule. Please plan accordingly.