TEXAS (AP) – Part of a busy interstate in Texas is shut down because of flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda, stranding some drivers on the roadway.
Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman Sarah Dupre says officials do not know exactly how many people are stranded in their cars on Interstate 10, which is shut down from Beaumont to Winnie.
Dupre says the department is currently working with local law enforcement on a plan to get those people off the roadway.
Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne says the sheriff’s office is focusing on high water rescues in Winnie and neighboring Stowell.
Hawthorne says some residents are up on their roofs because of rising floodwaters.
Louisiana DOTD received this message from the Louisiana Motor Transport Association:
LMTA was notified by DOTD that I-10 Westbound at the Louisiana/Texas line has been closed to due to flooding. Other closures exist in Southwest Texas. For current information on road closures, visit https://www.511la.org/.
Cajun Navy 2016 is on the way to Texas on Thursday to assist with rescues.