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Traffic moving after I-10 crash near Long Beach

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Traffic congestion on two eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Harrison County eased up after more than an hour Monday due to a collision near the Long Beach/County Farm Road exit.

The two left-hand lanes at Exit 28 were blocked for emergency response and cleanup following a collision reported about 1:45 p.m. by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

The crash occurred on the overpass, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins said.

No ambulances were requested, he said.

“Most of the crashes have been in Harrison County and Pearl River County,” Elkins said.

He urged motorists to be careful. A heavy chance of rain is expected throughout the night.

Police dispatchers have been calling for first-responders and tow trucks throughout the day as rain has pummeled parts of the Mississippi Coast. Numerous fender-benders have been reported. In one collision, a power pole snapped.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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