Reports from Claiborne County are that the water is rising fast. The plaintiff lives in Vicksburg and had trouble getting to Port Gibson today because Highway 61 is closed. 

As a result, Judge Pickard is pressing to get the ongoing silica trial to verdict today. The parties argued jury instructions last night after the jury left for the day. It’s expected that closing arguments will be today. Perhaps even before lunch. If they don’t finish soon they’re going to need some canoes.

Reports are that the plaintiff’s Closer Dennis Sweet is participating in the trial. It will be interesting to see how plaintiff counsel splits closing.