BREAKING: I-10 shut down in both directions at TX-LA border due to rising flood waters
HOUSTON — TxDOT has officially shut down I-10 in both directions at the Louisiana border due to flooding threats. Drivers are being asked to use another route.
Emergency management officials have also issued a mandatory evacuation for thousands along the Sabine river as it continues to rise.
The eastbound lanes may shut down today.
Governor Abbott has declared a state of disaster for more than a dozen counties and is expected to tour the area today.
Detours around I-10 will take several hours so plan accordingly.
The following are suggested detour routes for I-10 traffic if closure is necessary due to weather conditions:
I-10 to I-49 to I-20 (into Texas) to I-10
I-20 (into Louisiana) to I-49 to I-10
TxDOT asks drivers to check DriveTexas.org for latest road conditions.