MHP Troop J releases partial holiday patrol numbers

MHP Troop J releases partial holiday patrol numbers
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PINE BELT (WDAM) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop J has had a busy weekend on Pine Belt highways.

According to Public Information Officer Brent Barfield, Troop J has issued 370 citations since the holiday patrol began on Friday.

Barfield said Troop J has responded to 18 accidents, and two fatalities.

The fatalities were in Lamar County. 

The patrol period continues until midnight Monday.

Barfield said all Troop J troopers will be on patrol until then, and encourages drivers to stay safe as they travel.