Slow Downs This Morning as Rain Falls and Other Closures
Out with the old and in with the temporary as old traffic signals are removed at I-40 and Ross. Plus look for slow downs on I-27 near Rockwell Rd. and McCormick as well as Hillside.
Weather Closures: October 8th
UPDATE: October 8th, 7:21am
TxDOT advised that the entire interstate could shut down if flooding worsens.
UPDATE: October 8th, 7:17am
From the Amarillo Police Department
Due to the heavy rains this morning there are several places around Amarillo that have standing water. IH-40 at Ross is down to one lane and there will be delays if you take this route. The 8000 block of S. Coulter is flooded and mutliple cars are stalled. Officer are working to shut down Coulter in that area until the water level goes down. Please avoid driving through under passes until the rain slows and water levels can go down. Please slow down on the roadways this morning and take a little extra time to get where you are going, with the standing water you could easily hydroplane and be involved in an accident.
UPDATE: October 8th, 6:49am
Here's this week's closures.
- Monday, Oct. 8, crews will be removing old traffic signals and installing new temporary traffic signals as bridge reconstruction continues at Ross Street and Interstate 40. This work will take place throughout the day and drivers should anticipate flashing red signals and flagging operations to help direct traffic. Please slow down in this area and expect to stop while this switch takes place.
- I-40 eastbound, the right and center lanes will be closed from Eastern Street to Pullman for patching that will take place through the already marked construction zone.
- Interstate 27, various lanes of the northbound frontage road will be closed for sealcoat operations from Rockwell Road to McCormick Road.
atch for various lane closures in the area of I-27 southbound and Hillside Road for patching repairs.
- Right lane of I-27 northbound will be closed for patching repairs from FM 2219 to McCormick Road.
Stay safe, always slow down in work zones. For more information on construction visit www.txdot.gov/