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I-10 near Geronimo now open after crews clear debris from truck hitting barrier

I-10 near Geronimo is now open after a semi-truck struck a barrier and knocked down a road sign Monday night.

All lanes were closed in both directions along that stretch of I-10 as Texas Department of Transportation crews worked to try to make repairs.

All lanes opened up just before 6 a.m.

Reports from crews at the scene indicated the pillars holding up the sign were damaged and posed a safety hazard. The incident caused a traffic backup in the area as authorities rerouted traffic off the highway; motorists were advised to use alternate routes.

Firefighters also responded to the scene Monday night, but indicated there were no injuries.

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Closure is for safety reasons. This is the sign that was hit. Please plan alternate route. See thread for details. @elpasotimes @epheraldpost @diariodeelpaso @ksiielpaso @KLAQ @power102 @963KHEYCountry @ktepmorningjazz pic.twitter.com/oY7QGOcgm1

— TxDOT El Paso (@txdotelp) October 1, 2019

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-10 west @ Geronimo, semi struck center barrier, both EB/WB left lanes closed. Significant backup in both directions. Clearing time 2 hrs. pic.twitter.com/V04h4l4lDx

— TxDOT El Paso (@txdotelp) October 1, 2019

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