Threat of Severe Weather Could Lead to Roadway and Bridge Closures

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans along the Gulf Coast region to prepare for severe weather, strong winds and localized flooding through the early part of the weekend.

Tropical Storm Cindy has the potential to produce wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph. These winds could cause scattered power outages, fallen trees and minor property damage. DPS is closely monitoring the weather conditions, including wind speeds.

If sustained wind speeds reach 44 mph and/or create hazardous driving conditions, the Texas Department of Public Safety will close the Rainbow and Veterans Bridges. Citizens should stay tuned to local television and radio stations for weather and traffic updates.