The Interstate 10 bridge at the San Jacinto River is closed in both directions after multiple barges struck it overnight, Harris County officials said.

The Texas Department has not reopened the bridge since Thursday night. Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s received a call Thursday night that multiple barges had broken loose and struck the Interstate 10 bridge, Harris County Sheriff Sgt. Billy Stephens said.

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Harris County Judge Lina Hidlago said two of the nine barges that broke loose struck the bridge, but it’s unclear whether the bridge was damaged. The barges contained lube oil and mono ethylene glycol, a component used in antifreeze.

Traffic is currently being diverted at I-10 east at Magnolia and west at Crosby-Lynchburg.

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Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation have been unable to inspect the bridge because the water level is too high.

Harris County officials have environmental crew waiting to inspect whether there has been any chemical leakage.

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