I-30 and I-35E may be open by 6 p.m., the Texas Department of Transportation now says.
Here's a fresh, hot e-mail from TxDot spokesman Mark Ball:
DPS coordinator Jim Badgett has instructed TxDOT to begin clean-up of debris on all State maintained roadways involved in the closure this morning.
TxDOT's Central Dallas County Maintenance staff advised me that this might take as long as two (2) hours. Work began by TxDOT crews at approximately 3:50 p.m.
And now a friendly note of caution from Honkin' Mad: Even if the road opens at 6 p.m., that doesn't mean it'll be a good option for afternoon commuting. If you know a good detour, take it.
But at least things are looking better for Thursday morning's drive :)
p.s. The Trinity Railway Express is putting together a plan to add railcars for Dallas-bound commuters who want to try transit tomorrow. It may be the equivalent of 1,000 extra seats. All abo-o-o-ard!
See if you can get someone to drop you off at the train station, as many park-and-ride lots are often near capacity.