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Major traffic delays from increased security

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Major traffic delays this morning near the naval base in Sumay and the naval hospital in Agana Heights as Joint Region Marianas continues heightened security measures.  On Monday morning and again today Naval Base Guam received two bomb threats resulting in the increased security measures at all entry points. Agat mayor Carol Tayama says the delays resulted in motorists passing the area late for work and school.

She said, "Because the incident on base it does affect us in the community, most especially Agat because of the Naval station there. So I think better communication with those on base to let us know that they can reroute the people to the base...so it was a surprise and there were very angry residents of the southern community because of the backup of the traffic."

Naval Base Guam Commanding Officer Captain Mike Ward says the threats are under investigation. Checks are being done on every vehicle going in to the naval installations resulting in major traffic delays.  Joint Region Marianas issued a statement saying delays at entry points can continue to be expected and all personnel on base have been advised to practice increased vigilance and report any suspicious packages, persons or activity to navy law enforcement personnel at 339-3414.

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