I-10 blocked in Chambers, Jefferson counties

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.

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An ABC13 viewer shared video of what it looked like early Thursday morning on I-10 westbound between Beaumont and Winnie.



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

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Multiple roads in Winnie are flooded. Officials are warning people not to drive around barricades.



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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.
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