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MEMA updates Gustav

PEARL —  The following are the most recent updates reported to MEMA about how Hurricane Gustav..

Curfews:

• Harrison County is enforcing a “strict” curfew until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy said the curfew will be re-evaluated in the Tuesday and could be extended.
• Hancock County is also enforcing a curfew until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
• Jackson County has a curfew in place until 6 a.m. as well.
• Local law enforcement in all three counties are warning violators of the curfews they could be arrested.

Traffic:
• MDOT would like to remind people that it is critical to remain out of the affected coastal areas so debris can be cleaned up, services restored and damage assessments can be made.
• The debris has been cleared from the roadway and Interstate 59 from Highway 53 to the Louisiana State line is now open.
• Highway 43 north of Picayune is now open.
• Highway 613 south of Interstate 10 in Jackson County is closed due to trees down on the roadway in various locations.  MDOT crews are working to remove the trees from the roadway.  Motorists are urged to avoid the area and take an alternate route for travel.

Power outages:
• More than 51,000 are without power in Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties.

Lincoln County:
• There are city and countywide power outages with numerous trees down across area.
• All emergency workers ordered off roads due to deteriorating conditions.

Road Closures:

    *  I-59 in Pearl River County at McNeil
    * Pike County MS 48 between MS 24 and Fernwood Road
    * Jefferson Co. MS 552
    * Amite Co. MS 48 westbound, three miles east of Centerville
    * Franklin Co. MS 33, south of US 84
    * MS 613, south of I-10
    * Intersection of I-59 and Hwy 43
    * Pearl River Co I-59 from MS 53 to LA state line
    * Franklin Co. MS 556
    * Pearl River Co. MS 43 north of Picayune
    * US 90 at Pearlington
    * MS 43/603, south of I-10, Hancock County
    * U.S. Hwy 90 at Henderson Point in Pass Christian
    * All of US 90 in Harrison County

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