Update: 3:40 p.m.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation Amarillo District, I-27 southbound at 15th Avenue is currently reopened.

TxDOT officials state that tomorrow morning on Aug. 25 the left and center lanes of Taylor and the right lane of Pierce will be closed at 15th Ave. Officials said they will make efforts to finish repairs before noon.

Update:

The Texas Department of Transportation Amarillo District released details on the metal that closed down traffic and impacted vehicles on Wednesday.

TxDOT officials said that a portion of I-27 southbound, coming out of downtown Amarillo at 15th Avenue, was closed due to an exposed bridge joint. The closure is expected to be in place for up to two days while crews make repairs.

Original:

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to the Amarillo Fire Department, a piece of construction metal has disrupted traffic on southbound I-27, exiting downtown at around 15th Avenue. Officials said that the Amarillo Police Department responded to the scene, and the Texas Department of Transportation was notified.

Drivers in the area should be aware of first responders on or near the roadways in the area, and consider alternate routes while officials respond to the scene.

This is a developing story. MyHighPlains.com will update this article as new information becomes available.

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