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TxDOT: Harbor Bridge remains closed; West Texas seeing gas shortages

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi has frozen over and several major roadways are closed due to ice on the road. We could see freezing temperatures for up to 40 hours straight. 

The Texas Department of Transportation announced just before 2 p.m. Tuesday that they are in the process of reopening all major roads that were closed due to weather. That includes SH 358 (SPID); SH 286 (Crosstown), I-37.

The Harbor Bridge remains closed due to ice and TxDOT is treating in an effort to reopen it as soon as possible.

TxDOT also cautioned drivers of a gas shortage in some areas of West Texas and recommended fueling up if you have to take a drive.

Remember, these are only the major roads and several side roads are also iced over. Authorities advise staying home.

Here’s a list of road closures in Corpus Christi due to the inclement weather:

  • Harbor Bridge

SH 44 has been reopened, providing access to the Corpus Christi airport.

The JFK Causeway was reopened Tuesday morning, but drivers are still warned not to exceed 40 mph while crossing. Westbound traffic will have to exit at Waldron Road or Flour Bluff Drive and take Yorktown into Corpus Christi as SH 358 remains closed.

TxDOT reported Monday evening that SH 286 frontage roads northbound and southbound have reopened over Oso Creek. However, SH 286 itself remains closed. Officials warn that moisture on roads will likely refreeze overnight and warn driver to stay off the roads.

Police are asking residents to not drive around barricades blocking access to the roadway.

TxDOT crews are spreading mixture of de-icing agent and ice rock on Nueces Bay Causeway in an effort to keep it open for first responders and those who must travel. 

Be sure to stay with 3News for the latest updates on the inclement weather in the Coastal Bend.

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