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UPDATE 2: Eastbound 1-10 near Gator Country reopened following crash, vehicle fire

UPDATE 2:

At this time, all eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 in Jefferson County have reopened following an earlier crash involving a vehicle fire. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in the area.

 All westbound traffic lanes remain closed due to an earlier crash.  All westbound lanes will remain closed until the crash investigation has been completed by DPS Troopers.  Motorists are urged to find an alternate travel route.

UPDATE 1:

At this time, all eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10, near Gator Country, are closed due to a multiple vehicle crash. 

DPS Troopers are in route to a multiple vehicle crash in the eastbound side of the Interstate.  The crash involves an 18-wheeler and passenger vehicle.  At this time, the passenger vehicle is fully engulfed by fire. 

Motorists are urged to find an alternate travel route.  It is unclear as to when the Interstate will reopen to traffic. 

 

Previous press release: (westbound lanes)

At approximately 11 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10, near Gator Country, in Jefferson County.

At this time, troopers are in route to the scene and there are reported injuries.

All westbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 are closed due to the crash.  The roadway will remained closed for an undetermined amount of time.

Motorists are urged to to find an alternate travel route.

Additional details will be released as information is confirmed.