Passing through Picayune. I-59 is seriously phucked. We're at a sickening crawl, major stop-and-go.
Now passing through Carriere, MS. Had to tend to my cat. She was overheating, since we had to turn off the a/c. We were at a complete stop for 20 minutes. My partner got out to talk to some people and it seems that contraflow had not officially started yet. We're in the South-bound lane, now going faster than the "correct" side of I-59. Five minutes later and we're traveling at about the same speed, 10-15 MPH, with plenty of stopping.
If you are leaving and know of backroads that are not closed, take them. We've been driving for 3.5 hours.
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