Flooding Causes Bridge to Collapse on I-10 at Desert Center


The 10 freeway was shut down from Desert Center to the Arizona border after a 30-foot section the bridge collapsed on Sunday.

A driver was trapped for almost 4 hours, but was rescued by firefighters and taken to to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs with moderate injuries.

The area had been getting pounded with rain shortly before the collapse…

Crazy weather #desertcenter #I10

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Traffic has been, obviously, very backed up…

There is no timetable for when the freeway will reopen…

In addition to the bridges at Tex Wash and Adair Wash being swept away, The Press Enterprise reports that State Route 177, which would serve as a a detour for people on the westbound 10, has also been closed due to flooding.

Traffic headed eastbound is being turned around at Chiriaco Summit and Corn Springs.

“The 10 (freeway) is a dire situation,” Caltrans spokeswoman Terri Kasinga told The Press Enterprise.