I-40 closed at Hope Road
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:00:00 GMT —
Interstate 40 has now been reopened.
Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Public Safety have closed many major highways due to our extreme weather conditions.The latest closure is westbound Interstate-40 near Hope Road. It will remain closed throughout the night, TxDOT said.Trooper Gabe Medrano told Pronews 7 early Tuesday that 75-100 cars were stranded in Vega. The Nationa Guard was able to assist them, he said.New Mexico authorities requested the Interstate be closed as no more hotels are available in Tucumcari.Semi trucks traveling through the area can find refuge at Amarillo's Tri-State Fairgrounds and Dick Bivens Stadium.