MDOT: Stay off roads during Hurricane Nate

MDOT: Stay off roads during Hurricane Nate

MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - The Mississippi Department of Transportation is urging drivers to stay off the roads during Hurricane Nate.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting Hurricane Nate will make landfall tonight along the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a Category 2 storm.

MDOT urges motorists to exit highways as the storm comes ashore and until it passes.

"We are advising motorists to stay off the roads to keep you and your family safe," said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. "Remember to avoid flooded roadways under any circumstances and never drive through a flooded or barricaded area. MDOT has equipment in place and experienced crews ready to activate as first responders as soon as the storm passes."

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