Posted: Jul 7, 2010 1:34 PM by Melissa Canone
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State officials have closed the beach and
parts of Beach Boulevard in Waveland because a significant amount
of tar balls has washed ashore and on the road.
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Director Trudy
Fisher tells WLOX-TV there's so many tar balls you cannot walk
across the beach without stepping on them.
Fisher says the water is up to the seawall, bringing much more
of the oily material to shore. County crews are working to clear
the tar balls off the road first. Fisher says it will take at least
two days to clean up the beach.