High Rising Red River Could Shut Down I-35 Corridor

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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GAINESVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – Creeks, lakes and rivers overflowing their banks isn’t just a problem in the counties in and around Dallas and Fort Worth. The Red River at the Oklahoma-Texas line has risen so high that officials may have to shut down the Interstate-35 corridor.

As it stands, officials with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) confirm that I-35 is open at the Red River, but they are discouraging travel on I-35 in the southern part of the state and northern part of Texas.

The Texas Department of Transportation is also monitoring the situation at the Red River. Drivers are being advised to get information on highway closures in northern Texas on the Drive Texas website.

ODOT has closed dozens of highway across Oklahoma because of flooding and flood damage. Northbound I-35 is also heavily congested in the Turner Falls area.

(credit: CBS) (credit: CBS)

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