Escambia County officials have confirmed through Unified Command that Captain Steve Poulin, USCG Captain of the Port for Sector Mobile, authorized the closure of Pensacola Pass at 5:00 p.m. today, June 11.
Boom will be deployed across the opening of the pass and the pass will be navigationally restricted during incoming (flood) tide as waters enter Pensacola Bay. The pass will be manned to allow access to necessary vessel traffic.
The pass will reopen during outgoing (ebb) tide as water flows out to the Gulf of Mexico.
Skimmers will continue working the night.
The Intracoastal waterways will remain open.