Eastbound interstate 10 in Jackson County and U.S. 90 in Moss Point reopened to traffic late Sunday afternoon, after a woods fire forced closures due to limited visibility, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokeman Chase Elkins said .
Both sections of highways closed earlier in the afternoon because heavy smoke engulfed them.
About 5 p.m., Elkins told the Sun Herald the roads had reopened, adding, “Traffic is moving, but it’s slow.”
Westbound lanes of I-10 were blocked for about 30 minutes but they reopened about 3:25 p.m., Elkins said.
The woods fire started just south of U.S. 90, jumped the road, and burned up to Interstate 10. Wind fanned the flames.