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Foggy weather covers Coast again

Heavy fog blankets the Coast for a second straight day. (Photo source: WLOX) Heavy fog blankets the Coast for a second straight day. (Photo source: WLOX)
If you have trouble seeing through the thick fog on Highway 90, imagine what it's like for sand beach crews. (Photo source: WLOX) If you have trouble seeing through the thick fog on Highway 90, imagine what it's like for sand beach crews. (Photo source: WLOX)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Low beam lights and poor visibility. For the second straight day, that's the story along the Coast as thick fog blankets much of the area.

Thick fog makes it tough to navigate along the beachfront highway. Though scenic just to look at, it can also test a driver's nerves.

When visibility goes down, accident rates go up.

A driver clipped a light pole at Highway 90 and Walmart Lane in Biloxi. Lisa Jensen was headed to work.

“It's foggy out. I saw some people to the right. Looked to the right, looked to the left and that's when it actually came into view, and there was a pole across the road,” Jensen said.

Jay Dennison is here on vacation. He's a contractor from central Florida who apparently left all the sun in the sunshine state.

“It was beautiful yesterday. I'm driving down the interstate, and it was perfect. Right when I got into Mississippi, it just turned foggy, and well, that's the way it goes, I guess,” Dennison said.

You know the foggy weather driving drill: Turn on those low beams. You'd be surprised how many people had their lights off.

“Make sure you got your lights on, because it's hard to see even people walking right up on top of you sometimes,” said Mike Taylor.

We heard Taylor's heavy equipment on the beach before we could even see it. He's taking it easy in this low visibility.

“You just hope nobody's in front of you, because it's just really hard to see right now. It still don't stop us from doing our job. Got to keep the beach clean and maintained,” said Taylor.

Through the fog, we spotted two friends from Louisiana taking selfies with the seagulls. Rhonda Grimes and Tonya Ford won't let dreary weather dampen their day.

“When we got here Sunday, it was sunshine. It was beautiful, but the last couple of days, the fog has been kind of heavy. But, it hasn't slowed us down,” said Ford.

“Having a blast, having a blast,” Grimes added.

Drive safe, and don't forget those low beam lights so others can see you.

Along with using the low beam lights, police say drivers should slow down in the fog, and allow some extra travel time.

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