TxDOT continues free towing program on I-10

TxDOT continues free towing program on I-10 (Source: CBS4)

The Texas Department of Transportation is continuing its free towing program for drivers on I-10.

The department is launching a social media campaign to remind drivers of its program.

Since launching in October, TxDOT said it's towed nearly 2,000 cars to designated drop-off points.

“Towing stalled vehicles and vehicles involved in non-serious crashes has improved clearing times on I-10,” said TxDOT El Paso District Engineer Bob Bielek. “We have made a difference in shortening the length of traffic tie-ups.”

Several drivers told CBS4 they haven’t heard of the program before but support it.

“That helps with traffic jams and those types of things that happen on I-10. I-10 is always super busy and stuff,” Steven Schubert said.

The program tows drivers for free on I-10 between Viscount and Thorn. TxDOT said there are few shoulders and scattered exits, which can cause traffic backups from a stalled car or minor crash.

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