Motorists stranded on I-10 cluster around convenience store to avoid flood

- Some motorists have been stranded along Interstate 10 in southeast Texas for nearly 24 hours after they pulled off the freeway but couldn't re-enter.

More than two dozen vehicles, including TV news crews, remained clustered Wednesday afternoon around a closed convenience store in Orange, Texas.

I-10 is elevated and passable between Orange and Lake Charles, Louisiana, about 35 miles to the east. But many on- and off-ramps are too flooded from Harvey's rains to allow vehicles to pass.

Erin Gaudet of Beaumont, Texas, is among those stranded at the store. She said she left her house Tuesday to pick up a kitten, then had to spend the night with it in her SUV.

She says she's planning to name it Harvey.

Harvey made landfall again Wednesday near the Texas-Louisiana border.

 

Keep informed with FOX 26 News updates on Hurricane Harvey.

 

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