Motorist alert: Traffic slowdowns expected near Keesler

Officials at Keesler Air Force Base are alerting residents to possible traffic delays at and near the base gates because of a facility lockdown today or Wednesday.

The Air Education and Training Command is testing the base's ability to respond to a mass casualty event and as a result, will be a lockdown mode during the exercise.

Motorists are being advised to be prepared for slowdowns or delays at the gate during the exercise.