SWAT team responding to situation on I-40 in Wheeler County, TxDOT Childress says

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Courtesy: TxDOT Childress

UPDATE 5:34 P.M. — TxDOT Childress said all lanes have re-opened.

We are still waiting for comment from officials on what exactly caused the closure.


UPDATE 5:25 P.M. — According to TxDOT Childress, the eastbound lanes have re-opened, but the westbound lanes are still closed. Westbound is expected to open within the next 30 minutes.


WHEELER COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — A SWAT team is responding to a situation in Wheeler County, that according to TxDOT Childress.

According to the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office to a police incident on I-40.

DPS Sgt. Cindy Barkley said DPS Troopers are assisting the sheriff’s office with the incident.

According to TxDOT officials, DPS Troopers have closed I-40 from Lela mile marker to 157 to Shamrock mile marker 163 .

They said eastbound I-40 traffic in Wheeler is being rerouted to FM 1547 to East FM 1036 to Noth US 83 back to Shamrock.

Westbound I-40 traffic will be rerouted north on US 83 to W FM 2473 to S FM 453 back to I-40.

I-40 frontage roads in the area are closed.

We are working to get more information and will update when it is made available.

This is a developing story. Stay with MyHighPlains.com for the latest.


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