Jefferson County SHerriff's Department

Jefferson Sheriff Office issued a statement reminding citizens the rules of the road in regard to school bus stops. According to Texas statute, a driver – traveling in either direction on a roadway – must stop when approaching a school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal. The driver may not proceed until one of the following occurs: the school bus resumes motion; the operator is signaled by the bus driver to proceed; or the visual signal is no longer activated.

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Interstate 10’s eastbound and westbound traffic lanes in Jefferson County are closed due to an overturned 18-wheeler near mile marker 842.

According to a press release, initial reports indicate that an 18-wheeler was attempting to use an emergency crossover when his vehicle overturned.

All traffic lanes of Interstate 10 are closed due to hazardous cargo contained in the tanker.

State Troopers and Deputies with Jefferson County Sheriffs Office are on the scene. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and find alternate travel routes.

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