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Semis stuck on I-10 ‘as far as the eye can see’


A rescue group shared frightening footage of long lines of semi trucks stranded on I-10 between Winnie and Beaumont, Texas.

The Facebook Live video was shared by the Louisiana Storm Patrol around noon on Friday. The video shows long lines of traffic (the majority of the vehicles appear to be semi trucks) parked on on the interstate with nowhere to go “as far as the eye can see.”

In the video, the group says that they are working to provide transport, food, water, or any other services to drivers who are stranded on the interstate due to the flooding that has decimated eastern and southeastern Texas in the past two days.

This is interstate 10 between Beaumont Texas and Winnie Texas

Posted by Louisiana Storm Patrol on Friday, September 20, 2019

On Friday morning, the Texas Department of Transportation said that both directions of I-10 between Beaumont and Winnie remain closed and that there is no estimated time for the interstate to reopen. I-10 is also closed in both directions from Winnie to Mont Belvieu.

TxDOT announced a new I-10 detour around 3 p.m. on Friday.

The I-10 East Freeway in the Houston area is also closed until further notice after a bridge was damaged by loose barges.

Four people have died as a result of the severe weather in the Texas area.


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