Woods fire nearly contained, though smoke may shut down I-10

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County emergency manager director Donald Langham says he's been told the woods fire in Gautier is aboutg 95 percent contained.  But smoke may hover over the area for a couple of days.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation sent out a news release at 7:30 Sunday night saying the interstate between Highway 57 and Gautier Vancleave Road is temporarily closed.

An MDOT news release says that section of I-10 will likely be closed until 2:00 a.m.

However, both the Mississippi Highway Patrol and Gautier police say I-10 remains open, though visibility is not good.  Langham confirmed that he had just driven on the interstate, and it was open.

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