High Water Shuts Down Texas-Louisiana Border

Texas Department of Transportation announced that Interstate 10 at the Sabine River has been closed due to high water.

Due to continued flooding from excessive rainfall along the Texas-Louisiana state line, the Texas Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 10 near the state line.

The closure is needed because the Sabine River is  cresting above flood stage and dumping water into the low-lying eastbound mainlanes of the interstate near Orange.  Louisiana is expected to block westbound traffic as well.

If you are travelling to Louisiana there are not a lot of alternatives.  TXDOT is telling drivers leaving Houston to avoid the area entirely by crossing the Sabine on Interstate 20 which would be an approximately 250 mile detour.

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