I-10 near Downtown El Paso expected to reopen Friday following fiery crash

Crews are on day 2 of cleanup along I-10 following fiery crash. (Credit: CBS4 Eye In The Sky)

I-10 is expected to reopen on Friday around midnight according to TxDOT after a semi-truck crashed into a utility bridge Thursday afternoon.

Crews have been working throughout Thursday and early Friday morning to remove the semitruck that plowed through a utility bridge Thursday afternoon.

Debris at the crash site was removed, along with diesel fuel that had spilled from the semitruck, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Early Friday morning, crews stabilized utilities that were placed along the damaged bridge, TxDOT said.

The utility bridge has electrical, gas, water and phone lines running through it.

Around 9 a.m. the bridge came down when crews were lifting the beams. TxDOT said it was expected and their crews were prepared.

Cleanup to remove debris from the fallen structure started around 9:40 a.m.

Water and electrical services to the area were not impacted, according to El Paso water and electric spokespeople.

TxDOT officials said crews are working to have the highway reopened as soon as possible.

The company that owns the semitruck is responsible for covering the costs of all the repairs, TXDOT said.

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