Texas, Louisiana Consider Closing I-10 as Water Rises

Contact: Media Relations

Phone: (512) 463-8700

Date: March 14, 2016

AUSTIN  – Flooding from excessive rainfall along the Texas-Louisiana state line has resulted in the states of Texas and Louisiana considering closure of Interstate 10 near the state line as early as Tuesday morning. If that becomes necessary, it will significantly impact east-west traffic in that area and beyond the region. Please visit www.DriveTexas.org and follow @TxDOT on Twitter and TxDOT on Facebook for updates.

A reminder that if you are driving in areas where water is crossing the road, remember #TurnAroundDontDrown.

For more information, contact TxDOT Media Relations at MediaRelations@txdot.gov or (512) 463-8700.


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