Oil Nearing the CoastMay 31st, 2010 at 3:07 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 News, FOX10 Stormtracker Weather, Jason Smith - FOX10 Outdoors
Oil projections from NOAA show that the oil slick could impact the beaches of Mobile and Baldwin counties by Wednesday. Fisherman are reporting the oil as close as 10-15 miles south of Dauphin Island. Oil is being reported as surface sheen and underwater globs. Southwest winds will drive the oil very close to our beaches early this week. It may be possible to smell the oil at times. Fishing is closed in Federal waters off Mobile County and parts of Baldwin County, roughtly south off Little Lagoon pass west to Louisiana. We will have more update on Fox 10 News.