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Midland County overpass to reopen following bridge strike

A driver has been apprehended after they hit the Cotton Flat Road overpass in Midland on Thursday.
A driver has been apprehended after they hit the Cotton Flat Road overpass in Midland on Thursday.(Midland Police Department)
Published: Sep. 24, 2020 at 4:08 PM CDT
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE: TxDOT says that the Cotton Flat Road overpass spanning I-20 will be reopened this afternoon.

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UPDATE: The westbound lanes of I-20 have now reopened.

The Cotton Flat Road overpass remains closed at this time.

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A bridge strike has closed down lanes of I-20 in Midland County on Thursday.

According to TxDOT, the accident has closed the westbound lanes of I-20 as well as the overpass at Cotton Flat Road. Damage has been done to all four beams supporting the overpass.

Midland police say the driver responsible for the hit fled the scene but has been apprehended.

Traffic is being diverted to the north service road at this time.

There is no estimated time that the roads will be reopened.

🚨TRAFFIC ALERT 🚨 8:00 p.m. FROM TxDOT: Interstate 20 westbound lanes are open again at Cotton Flat overpass. Overpass...

Posted by Midland Police Department on Thursday, September 24, 2020

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