I-10 blocked in Chambers, Jefferson counties

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
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TxDOT officials say the interstate is impassible east of Harris County at FM 365 in Jefferson County and SH73 in Chambers County.

WINNIE, Texas (KTRK) -- As a flash flood emergency inundates Chambers County and thunderstorms threaten across southeast Texas, part of I-10 has become impassable.

TxDOT reports that traffic is unable to access I-10 east and westbound from FM 365 in Jefferson County to SH 73 in Chambers County.

Roads are out working to assess dangerous situations, and place blockades to keep drivers out of unsafe areas.

SEE MORE: List of high water locations reported around Houston area

Chambers County Emergency Management said that water is in businesses and homes, reminding people that if they do evacuate and go to a shelter, remember to bring their pets, have them on a leash and bring food.

Those who need to can go to a flood shelter at White's Park Community Center at 225 White's Memorial Park Road.