Still soaked: Interstate 10 closed at Louisiana-Texas border

By Land Line staff | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Flooding led to the closure of Interstate 10 in Texas and Louisiana for the second day.

I-10 was closed in both directions near the state line on Wednesday, March 16, after being closed off and on Tuesday.

Officials suggest using I-20 as an alternate route between the two states.

Rainfall topped two feet in some parts of the two states last week, and USA Today reports that the Sabine River crested late Tuesday at an all-time record of 33.24 feet in Deweyville, Texas. The mark eclipses a record set in 1884.

The Red River in north-central Louisiana is forecast to crest at 40.5 feet Sunday. It would be the highest crest in more than 70 years.

Flood warnings remained in effect Wednesday in parts of eastern Texas and Louisiana, as well as Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.

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