According to TxDOT, the barges have been dislodged following the collision, allowing crews to fully inspect the damage underneath.
Nine barges in all broke free from their moorings just after midnight Friday. Four of them are owned by the Canal Barge Company.
MONDAY MORNING UPDATE 🚗🚙🚌— Elissa Rivas (@ElissaRivas13) September 23, 2019
I-45 North HOV and all HOV/HOT lanes open ✅
I-10 Winnie open ✅
I-10 at San Jacinto River still CLOSED ❌
Expect delays and use SH-225 and US-90 as an alternate #houtraffic #houwx updates now @abc13houston
Nearby residents, like those who live in West Meadows, are frustrated too. Once again, they say they are directly impacted by detours due to a bridge issue.
"Now, we're mainly concerned with all the traffic backed up. With all the roads shut, how are they going to get out here to service us between law enforcement, EMS, fire," said resident David Schaffer.
While there is no timeline on when that stretch of the road will reopen, TxDOT is urging drivers to take the following detours:
- Westbound detour: SH 146 to SH 225
- Eastbound detour: IH 610 to SH 225 to SH 146
The barges have been dislodged from the San Jacinto Bridge. We are resuming full inspection of the damage and preparing traffic restoration plans. For now, eastbound traffic can detour by taking Beltway 8 to US 90 or SH 225, westbound traffic can take SH 330 to SH 146 to SH 225. pic.twitter.com/rW81KP59OJ— TxDOT- HOU District (@TxDOTHouston) September 22, 2019
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