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I-10 Closed At The Louisiana-Texas State Line

Motorists heading eastbound to Louisiana should use I-20 as an alternate route.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say Interstate 10 is closed in both directions at the Texas state line.

Sgt. Gary Smith with Troop D in Lake Charles says rising flood water from the Sabine River is covering the interstate Wednesday morning on the Texas side.

Troopers say drivers should use Interstate 20 to travel between the two states.

National Weather Service meteorologist Stephen Carboni in Lake Charles says the Sabine will crest at 7.7 feet at the Orange, Texas, gage early Tuesday evening. Flood stage is 4 feet.

Carboni says it may take several days for the flood waters to recede.

State police say they’re still watch I-10 at the Mississippi state line. Flood waters from the Pearl River are threatening to close the highway on the Louisiana side.

 

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