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A slow warming trend will begin in our area over the weekend into early next week with dry weather expected. Our next chance for showers and thunderstorms will begin around Wednesday as the next cold front nears.
Five crashes on, or near, Neches River Bridge on Sunday
DPS officials say five separate crashes on or near the Neches River Bridge caused a traffic backup on Interstate 10 that lasted hours Sunday.
The crashes involved 13 vehicles. It happened at about six o'clock Sunday evening.
Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free one person who paramedics flew to a local hospital.
Others involved in the crash received minor to no injuries.
Officials say the five crashes were either caused by debris in the road or cars not slowing down or failing to stop.