Police, Public Works advise motorists of closed roadways

Biloxi Police, who were forced to close flooded sections of U.S. 90 and other thoroughfares before daybreak this morning, are advising motorists to use caution and avoid trying to navigate streets that are covered by standing water.

At 8 this morning, Keesler’s weather office reported that 8.4 inches of rain had fallen at the air force base in the past 24 hours, and city Public Works crews were clearing catch basins and storm drains on major thoroughfares this morning.

Flooding threatened some homes in low-lying areas of Point Cadet, particularly off Rosetti Street.

As of 7:30 this morning, Public Works reported the following streets were closed because of flooding:

Sections of First Street

Maple Street from Howard Avenue to Fourth Street

Oak Street from Third Street to Pine Street

Fourth Street

Sixth Street

Seventh Street

Eighth Street

Crawford Street just north of Howard Avenue

Lee Street near Division Street

Sections of Seal Avenue

Esposito Street, between Iriquois Street and Hopkins Boulevard

Querens Avenue near the bridge

Sections of Porter Avenue

Benachi Avenue, from Division Street to Thelma Street

Sections of Caillavet Street near construction zone

Lorraine Road, east of Road 249

Police were continuing to monitor city streets and may erect barricades as conditions warrant.