Traffic across the coast not a problem Labor Day weekend

Cars traveling westbound on I-10. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Cars traveling westbound on I-10. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Cars traveling I-110 southbound. (Image Source:WLOX News)
Cars traveling I-110 southbound. (Image Source:WLOX News)

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Labor Day traffic was not a problem, across the coast this year.

"We've been very fortunate this holiday period. Traffic has been thinner than usual for a typical labor day," said Mississippi Highway Patrol Corporal Benjamin Seibert.

Mississippi Highway Patrol made two DUI arrests this weekend, and worked seven accidents, only one of them having minor injuries.

"We only had two DUI arrests. I would like to think that with all of our campaigns out there, with help from media like y'all, word is getting out there," said Seibert.

Corporal Seibert says only two DUI arrests on a holiday weekend, could be a record low for Mississippi Highway Patrol. As for traffic backups, the Highway Patrol is reporting that there were none.

Lisa Nettles and her family are from Hattiesburg and decided to take a last minute trip to Biloxi for Labor Day.

"You know, it was really surprisingly light. It wasn't bad at all," said Nettles about the traffic.

Courtney Smith, who lives here on the coast, says this may have been the lightest Labor Day weekend traffic she has ever experienced since moving to Biloxi a few years ago.

"It's usually like delayed traffic. Traffic is backed up. It's like you better have gas in your tank, you keep it on full, but it wasn't like that this weekend," said Smith.

Biloxi police say they only made four DUI arrests, which is routine for a regular weekend and low for a holiday weekend. They are also report no major traffic backups on Hwy 90.

On Friday, D'Iberville started the weekend off pretty busy. They held check points Friday night, which resulted in 62 citations, five arrests for warrants and three DUI arrests.

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