Hancock Co. closes most of bay with boom - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Hancock Co. closes most of bay with boom

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Hancock County Emergency officials have closed most of the oil containment boom gates in St. Louis Bay in advance of more oil washing ashore.

Only the area at the main ship channel at the center of the CSX Rail Road Bridge remains open. That opening will be closed when heavier oil approaches.

Boaters are urged to use extreme caution.

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