Heavy rains pounded Texas and Louisiana for days, and though the storm has passed, the water continues to rise. Louisiana and Texas officials at the Department of Transportation and Development expect to close I-10 east and west at the Louisiana/Texas border as flooding from the Sabine River continues to threaten the area. Officials have not predicted how long the interstate will be closed. Once the water has receded the roadways will need to be inspected to insure they are safe for travel.
State Police Troop D is suggesting motorists take the following detour routes in order to make it into and out of Texas and Louisiana:
I-10 Westbound: Take I-10 to I-49, then to I-20 (into Texas) and back to I-10
I-10 Eastbound: Take I-20 (into Louisiana) to I-49, then to I-10
State Police are recommending that motorists stay on the main thoroughfares, as they may not be able to make it to their destination using off roads.
Expect significant delays while traveling through detoured areas.
Updated information can be found at the Department of Transportation and Development’s website.