As of 1:30 p.m. the Purple Heart Memorial bridge over the Neches River is open.
A spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department said highways in the
city are becoming heavily iced and officers are working to close all
overpasses in Beaumont on IH 10, Eastex Frwy, and Cardinal Drive. Traffic will be moved to the service roads.
The Texas Department of Transportation is assisting with signage.
Crews are working to keep the service roads passable and get traffic moving. Traffic on MLK Pkwy over Park and Pennsylvania streets has also been moved to the service roads.
An alternative route is available for Eastbound IH10 traffic using Major to 105 Eastex, then north through Lumberton and Evadale and Buna, to highway 105 and back to IH10. Another eastbound alternative is College east to MLK then north to E. Lucas, then west to Eastex Frwy, and north through Lumberton.
An Alternative route for westbound IH10 traffic leaving Orange is to use Hwy 105 in Vidor then to Evadale and north on 96 through Lumberton to Hwy 105 then west to Major, then south to IH10.