I-10 Closed Near Van Horn Due To Haz Mat Situation
VAN HORN, Texas -- Department of Public Safety Officials report that I-10 near Van Horn to Kent Texas is closed.
This is causing traffic coming into El Paso to be redirected towards Fort Davis and going to Highway 90 to get back to I-10 past Van Horn.
This is adding an additional hour and 45 minutes to get back to I-10.
DPS officials said a train with open barrels caused a hazardous material situation causing the 40 mile stretch of highway to be closed.
The call came in just before 4 p.m. Monday and officials are not sure how long the Interstate will be closed for.
Drivers in the area said there is also an accident on Highway 90 causing back up as well.