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State of Texas / Department of Transportation

A major highway closure is taking place this weekend in San Antonio.  TxDOT will close the main lanes of I-10 in both directions at Fair Oaks Parkway beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday.

In order to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible, TxDOT has created some two-lane exit ramps to the access roads.

“What we’re actually going to do is convert this small section from the temporary ramp, up to Fair Oaks Parkway,” said TxDOT engineer Joe Mendez. “We’re going to make sure that traffic is only traveling in one direction.”

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A billboard in the thick of road construction on I-35 near Eisenhauer Road in San Antonio is drawing a lot of reaction. Its message makes you wonder whether TxDOT is apologizing or ashamed of the road. 

The sign reads “One day you’re going to love I-35. Until then, be careful.” When TPR posted a picture of it on our facebook page this week it got more than 13,000 likes, more than 12,000 shares and hundreds of interesting comments.

Courtesy: The Texas Department of Transportation / via Facebook

[Editor’s Note: This story has been updated throughout Sunday, and has been last updated at 1:45 a.m Central time, Monday].

By early Monday morning, it was known that record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes.

Tornados struck, severely damaging an apartment complex in Houston. A firefighter in Oklahoma was swept to his death while trying to rescue 10 people in high water and a woman in Tulsa died in a weather-related traffic crash. In Texas, a man’s body was recovered from a flooded area along the Blanco River, which rose 26 feet in just one hour and left piles of wreckage 20 feet high, authorities said.

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Update

At 8:50 p.m. Central time Friday,  TxDot's Facebook page stated that all lanes of the I-35 in San Marcos were open, but some delays remained. 

Here's the earlier story.

In what will not be happy news for Memorial Day weekend travelers looking to get out early this evening, Texas Department Of Transportation officials have stated that I-35 north of San Marcos could be closed until 7 p.m. today (Friday), May 22.

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