Texas Department of Public Safety announce bridge closures Monday morning

Published 5:21 am Monday, February 15, 2021

Some bridges and roads in and around Port Arthur have been closed for travel safety reasons.

At approximately 4 a.m. Monday, the Texas Department of Public Safety said the Rainbow Bridge and the Veterans Memorial Bridge were deemed unsafe for travel due to ice accumulation.

Many roads and bridges in our area have been closed due to ice, Sergeant Stephanie Davis said.

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Motorists are urged to stay off the roads.

At approximately 6 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), with the assistance of the Texas Department of Transportation, have closed the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge on SH 82.

Due to the severe winter weather, driving conditions have worsened and traveling on many roads and bridges is extremely dangerous.

Citizens should stay turned to local television and radio stations for weather and traffic updates. If you must drive, please visit DriveTexas.org for road conditions.