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Barge strikes shut down I-10 bridge near Houston

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Posted at 7:23 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 09:27:52-04

HOUSTON — Another weather-related incident has shut down I-10 near Houston on Friday morning.

(Video courtesy KTRK / CNN)

The I-10 bridge over the San Jacinto River near Channelview, east of Houston, has been shut down after being struck by at least two barges.

The incident occurred just after midnight on Friday, September 20.

The Coast Guard says that they received a report that nine barges had broken from their moorings at an area north of the bridge.

Helicopter and boat crews were diverted to the scene to investigate.

Vessel movement under the I-10 bridge at the San Jacinto River was suspended on Thursday because of strong currents. That suspension remains in effect.