Roadway Collapse Puts Drivers at Risk

The Texas Department of Transportation is recommending that drivers avoid westbound Interstate 20 from Lancaster to Houston School Roads while emergency repairs are made to the roadway. A pavement failure is being cited after a large hole opened up in the two right lanes of Interstate 20 on a bridge in that location. Officials temporarily closed that portion leading to traffic snarls.

Chunks of concrete from the bridge could be seen on the pavement of Houston School Road under the overpass.

While temporary repairs were completed Wednesday night, the Texas Department of Transportation said that it will still need to detour traffic to make additional repairs to the roadway.

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