I-10

UPDATE: On Dec. 7 at 1:17 p.m., TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre said in a release, "The opening of the new I-10 frontage roads in Orange between SH 87 and Bob Hall Rd. have been postponed to a later date due to issues with traffic signals."

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Traffic flow will be affected by several road closures in Vidor, Beaumont and Winnie this week, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre said in a release. The repairs are scheduled for the following days, weather permitting.

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The new section of Major Drive traveling under I-10 opened Tuesday, Nov. 22.

"We're really glad that we were able to get this opened up before the holiday season," said TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre. "The whole point of this project was to make that area safer and to help out with the congestion in that area."

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A Louisiana man died in a motorcycle accident on I-10 near Gator County on Sunday, Nov. 6. around 2:20 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety reports.

A 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound in the inside lane of I-10. For an unknown reason, the driver lost control and veered to the left. The driver was ejected after the motorcycle crashed into the center cable barrier. The motorcycle came to rest in the center median.

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Three vehicles collided in slow moving traffic after a fatal motorcycle accident on I-10 on Sunday, Nov. 6.

The Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a three vehicle crash on Interstate 10 at approximately 2:40p.m., 20 minutes after the previous accident. The crash occurred in the eastbound traffic lanes near Taylor's Bayou.

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Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:10 am, Officers of the Beaumont Police Department, Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on IH-10 Eastbound, near mile marker 839.

Investigation revealed that approximately 4 kilos of cocaine were concealed inside the vehicle.

Hugo Garcia, a 27-year-old Houston man, and Emily Villareal, a 20-year-old Houston woman, were both placed under arrest and taken into federal custody.

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Many weekend travelers of Interstate 10 in Orange County and across the Louisiana state line experienced delays resulting from two separate multi-vehicle accidents July 17, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported. 

According to Davis, DPS was alerted to both accidents at around the same time, 3:50 p.m.

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A fatal accident in Orange County involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger car shut down eastbound I-10 for hours as emergency personnel took life-saving measures and crews worked to clear spilled diesel fuel from the roadway May 9, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a series of news releases.

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In a statement, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre warned motorists that I-10 would remained closed indefinitely subsequent to recent flooding until repairs have been made to the roadway.

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I-10 and US 69N traffic that was already backed up because of a road closure near the Sabine River can expect further delays due to an accident near the Delaware exit in Beaumont. US69 became a detour route because of the 1-10 closure. This detour is now experiencing traffic stalls because of the accident. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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