Texas Spring Break travelers could face road closures in some areas along I-10

UPDATE: The Texas Department of Public Safety says Interstate 10 is currently open near the Sabine River. The department said they are monitoring the situation with flood waters from the Sabine, and although it is open now, it could be closed on short notice. TxDOT recommends long haul travelers to use I-20 instead of I-10.

ORIGINAL STORY: Spring Break travelers in Texas who are taking Interstate 10 could see closures of some of the interstate along the Texas-Louisiana state line.

Because of continued flooding in the area caused by excessive rainfall, the Texas Department of Transportation has closed I-10 near the state line. Drivers who normally drive this route are being advised to seek an alternative route to Interstate 20.

Here are alternative routes suggested by TxDOT:

Those traveling from:
• El Paso, take I-20 East of Van Horn
• San Antonio take I-35 North to I-20 East to Shreveport
• Houston take US 59 North to I-20 East to Shreveport
• Beaumont take US 96 North to US 69 North to US 59 North to I-20 East to Shreveport

For current updates on road conditions, drivers should go to DriveTexas.org; or follow @TxDOT on Twitter.

TxDOT issued a reminder to drivers traveling in areas where water is crossing the road: Remember ‪#‎TurnAroundDontDrown‬. ‪#‎TxDOTWx‬