I-10 East In Houston Closed Indefinitely Due To Flooding

Kelli Wiese
September 20, 2019 - 11:40 am
Texas Flooding

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The flooding in Houston has forced the state to shut down Interstate 10 East indefinitely.

It's due to what appears to be major damage at the bridge along the San Jacinto River just east of Houston. 

A number of  barges broke loose on the river and struck the bridge.

Crews fear the barges in the water underneath may have combustible materials in them. So, tolls on the Sam Houston Tollway Bridge over the Houston ship channel are temporarily being waived if drivers want to connect to Highway 90 or Highway 225 to the Fred Hartman Bridge.