Jackson County's Noon Ida update

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Road conditions are improving throughout Jackson County as Tropical Depression Ida moves out of the area.

At 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, more than 20 roads in the County were partially closed because of high water and street flooding. All major and secondary roads are now open to traffic.

Drivers are still advised to use caution on roadways today. Pay attention to downed vegetation, fallen tree limbs, and pooling water along roadsides.

The County's Emergency Management Department has no reports of personal injuries or property damage due to Tropical Storm Ida's winds or rain. There are a small number of trees, utility poles, and road signs down across the County.

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) recorded several wind gusts of 40 mph overnight with a maximum gust of 47 mph. The EOC also recorded more than three inches of rain from Ida.

The Jackson County Small Craft Harbor in Ocean Springs will reopen later today to marine traffic. The Harbor recorded a four foot storm surge around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The flooding has temporary knocked out power to 40 boats slips in the rear of the harbor. County maintenance crews are working to restore utilities as soon as possible.

The County and the American Red Cross closed the temporary shelter at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. Seven citizens stayed at the shelter Monday evening.

Delta Sanitation will not run household garbage routes on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Routes will resume on Wednesday, Nov. 11 and will be running one day behind for the remainder of the week. Routes will be caught up by Saturday.

©2009 WLOX. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.