D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - With just one shopping day left until Christmas and rainy weather in the forecast, last minute shoppers may find themselves dealing with traffic headaches, especially in heavily traveled areas like the D'Iberville Promenade.
"It's crazy. We came from that way. We were at the movie theatre actually, and we decided just to make a nice little trip to Target, and it wasn't a nice little trip," said one shopper.
Patience is a virtue, especially when driving along Sangani Boulevard toward the promenade with only one shopping day left until Christmas.
"Man this traffic's crazy, just crazy. It's a lot of people on this road. Everybody needs to buckle up and be safe out there," said a driver.
With rainy weather, road construction and new exits opening up, the D'Iberville Promenade can get very chaotic. That's why D'Iberville police are keeping a close eye on traffic.
"We're asking the motoring public to show some patience and understand that everyone's out trying to get their last minute shopping and to be safe," said Deputy Chief Clay Jones.
Jones also asks that motorists be aware of the best places to enter and exit the shopping center.
"At the rear of the promenade, the westbound on ramp is open now. That would alleviate a lot of traffic if people would use that on ramp to go westbound if that's their destination," said Jones.
A few last minute shoppers have some advice for those preparing to get out and weather the storm of traffic over the next couple of days.
"Just be generous and kind to others, courteous, and just let them in when they need to. It's real easy if you'll just be a little patient," said a driver.
Jones says they are monitoring the traffic closely. In the event it gets too congested, they may need to override red lights and direct traffic themselves.