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NAS-Corpus Christi south gate re-opens

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Posted at 3:55 PM, Jan 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-25 11:19:10-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — UPDATE (10:15 a.m. Tuesday): Naval Air Stateion-Corpus Christi Public Affairs Officer Francoise "Fifi" Kieschnick tells KRIS 6 News in a Monday email that the gate was closed after a vehicle refused to turn around after being instructed to do so at the gate but security, and instead proceeded toward the base. The vehicle was ultimately stopped by the base's final security barricade. Both gates now are operating normally.


The Naval Air Station - Corpus Christi announced they will have their Main/South gate closed to all traffic until Tuesday at 5 a.m.

The naval base closed the gate around 1:43 p.m. on Monday due to an unknown incident. At the time they had the North/Ocean Drive gate open to outbound traffic only. Shortly after, they made it open to both inbound and outbound traffic.

The air base said they will keep the North/Ocean Drive gate open to all inbound and outbound traffic through the night.

No information has yet been released on why the Main/South gate has been closed.