The Sabine River is not rising as quickly as was anticipated on I-10 at the TX/LA border, so it was reopened about noon today.
As of 1:30 pm, the I-10 westbound lanes were closed at the LA/TX border. I-10 eastbound lanes remain open for now. US 190 is also open at the present time.
This information could change quickly in the hours to come. TxDOT is monitoring the situation and we continue to recommend truck traffic to detour to I-20. Motorists are urged to stay alert to lighted message boards concerning I-10 and detours that will be open to them for travel to and from Louisiana. Official recommendations for detours remain the same as in earlier emails should all lanes of I-10 be closed again.
As far as anticipated congestion at US 59/SL 224 in Nacogdoches: The timing on the left-hand turn traffic signal allowing traffic onto SL 224 NB has been adjusted, allowing more traffic to move through the intersection onto the loop. Officials are working on other contingency plans should they become necessary to implement due to increased traffic congestion because of possible closures on I-10.