MDOT holds contraflow drill to prepare for Hurricane Season

MDOT holds contraflow drill to prepare for Hurricane Season

PINE BELT (WDAM) - MDOT response teams in South Mississippi and test preparedness met today for a contra flow drill to prepare for the 2016 Hurricane Season.

The drill did not involve lane closures or reversals but workers were given assignments and instructed where to take equipment for the exercise on I-59.

Cape Jones, MDOT assistant district engineer over maintenance said it's important to prepare for hurricane season.

"We want to be prepared in the event that a hurricane is coming to the gulf and contraflow is called for by the state of Louisiana," said Jones. "It's for the evacuation of Louisiana and residents and it's important that we are prepared and ready for such an event," said Jones.

Crews will have equipment set up on shoulder of I-59 and the drill will have no impact on traffic.