Flooding from the Sabine River has forced transportation officials to shut down I-10 in both directions at the border of Louisiana and Texas.
The area was bombarded with 20 inches of rain last week, causing intermittent I-10 closures. Today’s closure marks the second day of the I-10 shut down, though some lanes were open for short periods yesterday.
Flooding Shuts Down I-10 Until Further Notice
Officials say it may take several days for flood waters to recede. They are not sure when I-10 will reopen. Transportation officials recommend that long haul traffic take I-20 through Shreveport to avoid the flooding and road closures.
Transportation officials are also keeping a close eye on flood waters from the Pearl River, which threaten to close down I-10 at the Louisiana-Mississippi border.
— WAFB (@WAFB) March 16, 2016