- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has announced a portion of the industrial canal in Gulfport will be closed after a mudslide caused a debris pileup.

WLOX-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1H3JvKG ) heavy rain is likely the cause of the mudslide that left pine trees sticking up in the middle of the canal east of the Highway 605 bridge.

In a release, the Coast Guard says it plans to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a survey of the area to determine the safest way to clear the debris. The Coast Guard has not announced a timeline for when the canal is expected to reopen.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

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