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Gates reopen at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth following security situation

The gates were closed to all traffic after a gate runner entered the base.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Officials said the Norfolk Naval Shipyard gates are back open after a security situation happened early Monday morning.

According to a shipyard spokeswoman, there was a gate runner who entered the base. She said that person was located.

There are seven gates to get onto the base at the shipyard and all of them were closed due to the security issue.

The closures caused major traffic delays in the area. Some commuters traveling off of Interstate 264 East were at a complete standstill due to the closed gates. 

Officials said there is no ongoing threat at this time. They are currently investigating the incident and will release more information as it becomes available.