LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Texas Department of Transportation and local police have reopened one lane in each direction of State Highway 100 near Laguna Heights because of the damage caused by an early morning tornado.

As of 11:40 a.m. Saturday, Port Isabel Police reported that the westbound lane is now open on Texas Highway 100. TxDOT says one lane of the eastbound side is also open.

Traffic is slow in the area, so TxDOT is suggesting anyone headed to Port Isabel or South Padre Island that in Los Fresnos you’ll need to take FM 1847 to FM 550 (Paredes Line Road) and then go to State Highway 48 to get onto State Highway 100.

TxDOT said the lanes on Highway 100 were reopened so quickly because of the great work between their agency, Cameron County, the City of Port Isabel, the Texas Department of Public Safety and AEP Texas.

The Port Isabel Event Center has been opened as an emergency shelter for anyone needing a warm and dry place to stay. It is located at 309 Railroad St.

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