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Cameron County closing Boca Chica Beach and highway for SpaceX testing

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A prototype of SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft is pictured behind a home in Boca Chica Village on September 28, 2019 in Boca Chica near Brownsville, Texas. SpaceX attempted to buy out the residents of this community in order to expand spaceflight activities. (Photo by Loren Elliott/Getty Images)

BROWNSVILLE (KVEO) — Due to SpaceX testing activities, Cameron County is temporarily closing Boca Chica Beach and State Highway 4 beginning on Sunday.

According to a release, the county is closing the areas starting on Sunday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday.

If SpaceX does not complete testing at this time, testing will take place on Monday from 9 p.m. until Tuesday at 6 a.m.

If SpaceX is unable to complete launch testing on these dates, alternative dates may be used to test.

State Highway 4 will be closed from FM1419 to the entrance of Boca Chica Beach during the closure period.

Officials will be on site to prevent any people from entering the closed off area.

However, individuals who provide proof of residence between the checkpoints will be allowed to proceed.

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