Expressway closes due to possibility of freeze

Expressway 83 shut down amid the threat of freezing weather

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) confirms some busy roadways will be closed due to the weather.

TxDOT spokesperson Octavio Saenz said Expressway 83, which runs from Brownsville to Mission, will be closed.

Highway 281 from Edinburg down south, will also be temporarily shut down due to the expected weather conditions.

Frontage roads along the expressway and highway will remain open.

Saenz said the reason for the closure is freezing temperatures along with rain can create dangers on the roadways.

The decision was made at 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

TxDOT crews headed out the door to close off the roads at around 11:15 p.m. and are currently working to temporary shut them down.

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