Interstate 10

As of 2:40 p.m. on Jan. 24, Neches River bridge traffic was at a standstill.

UPDATE (7:31 p.m. Jan. 24, 2014): The Beaumont Police Department issued the following update on Beaumont Traffic operations. All highways in Beaumont had reopened, including Interstate 10, the Eastex Freeway, Cardinal Drive, and MLK Parkway. The Purple Heart Memorial Bridge over the Neches River was open, as well. 

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In an effort to alert drivers and manage traffic incidents, the Texas Department of Transportation is installing warning signs along Interstate 10 in Beaumont.

Signs are currently being installed with the warning “DETOUR WHEN FLASHING, IH10 CLOSED IN Beaumont” to let drivers know if the interstate is closed in Beaumont, according to a press release from TxDOT.

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According to Orange County Deputy Martin Gaskin at the scene of an accident Monday morning, Feb. 11, around 9:30 a.m., a woman veered off the road in Rose City and crashed into a guardrail. The young woman at the scene said she lost control when her car hydroplaned on the westbound Interstate 10 access road near the Asher Turnaround. She said she was unhurt.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a catastrophic major accident on Interstate 10 (mile marker 835) near Hamshire, Texas, on Nov. 22. The accident, which happened at around 8 a.m., appears to have involved more than 150 cars in an accident scene with numerous injuries. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, Jefferson County Sheriff Department deputies, and medical personnel responded to the crash scene.

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scene of the accident

Andrea Richard of Sulphur, La., says she had never been in a wreck before. But after Friday afternoon, Sept. 28, she and her 7-year-old granddaughter will have their own cautionary tale to tell.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to an overturned tanker truck on Interstate 10 eastbound near Brush Island Road (between Hamshire and Winnie, Texas). The tanker truck was loaded with pure ethanol, which is highly flammable, explosive and can cause respiratory difficulty. The tanker was involved in a one vehicle accident at approximately 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 2. The driver was transported to Baptist Hospital Beaumont.

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Shortly after 6 a.m. on April 29, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning a person lying in the grass on the I-H 10 South Service road near Baird’s Bayou in Rose City, according to reports from the agency.   

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