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Key ports and highways across the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast have started to reopen in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

Texas Ports

All Port Houston offices and terminals were closed Thursday, but have reopened today. Officials said Port Houston was lucky not to sustain any serious damage from the hurricane, and of the 21 container services that call Houston, none announced they were omitting the port this week. The Port of Corpus Christi in Texas is also open and operating normally.

The Port of Beaumont in southeast Texas will be closed until Monday, according to a statement, and the Port of Galveston in Texas remains closed through Friday.

Louisiana Ports

The Port of New Orleans’ cargo terminals are now operating normally. However, container carriers weren’t taking any chances with Hurricane Laura, by steering some vessels away from the port expected to be hit by the powerful storm. Carrier schedules showed five of 13 services bypassed calls at the Port of New Orleans this week due to concerns over the Category 4 storm. Louisiana’s Port of Baton Rouge has also reopened.

Roadway Concerns

Major roadways across the Gulf Coast continue to be affected by Hurricane Laura. The eastbound lane of I-10 remained closed at the Texas/Louisiana state line Thursday, and I-10 westbound was closed west of the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana.

While there are detours in place for truckers, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officials cautioned that motorists should stay home if possible due to the storm damage.

Air Travel

Both major airports in Houston are operating normally and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport reported little impact from the storm.

Sources: FreightwavesFreightwaves (Vessel Information)