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I-10 near the Texas border will close this morning, officials say

(Source: LDOTD) (Source: LDOTD)
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will close Interstate 10 at the Sabine River, near the Texas state line, due to flooding.

The closure will being between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Travelers going through Louisiana should stay on I-20. 

Although it is not advisable to travel during inclement weather, the suggested detour routes for I-10 traffic are as follows:

I-10 Westbound

  • I-10 to I-49 to I-20 (into Texas) to I-10

I-10 Eastbound

  • I-20 (into Louisiana) to I-49 to I-10

Motorists should follow these safety tips when driving in inclement weather:
 

  • Obey barricades and high-water signs.
  • Avoid using cruise control when visibility is low or road surfaces are wet.
  • Allow for extra driving time.
  • Reduce speeds when visibility is low.
  • Make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles.
  • Avoid driving into standing or running water.

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information.

Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at www.511la.org.

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