Editor's Note: Because i know lots of local folks travel to El Paso and beyond, I have put this on the front page, with the maps of alternate routes.
EL PASO – Last night a Union Pacific train derailed and hit one of the Cotton Bridge columns. It was necessary for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to close the westbound lanes of I-10 at Cotton. This is a safety measure for the traveling public.
This bridge will remain closed until the damages are analyzed. A structural engineer out of Austin is presently at the site.
➢ Exit at Cotton to Missouri, turn right onto Willow, left onto Wyoming, left onto Cotton and right onto Missouri
The following are suggested alternate routes for I-10 westbound traffic:
➢ Take Americas (Loop 375) southbound to the Cesar Chavez Border Highway (Loop 375), to Santa Fe, to Paisano (US 85)
➢ Take US 54 northbound to Transmountain (Loop 375) to I-10