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08/29/03 - East Texas

DPS Will Be Out In Force Looking for Speeders, Drunk Drivers

Police and state troopers will be out in force this holiday weekend with an eye for speeders, and especially drunk drivers. Troopers say Labor Day is an especially busy holiday, and not just because people have one day off.

"When you start looking at that many people celebrating the last days of Summer, there is usually alcohol involved and that increases your chances of being involved in some sort of crash," says Trooper Jeanne Steely of the Tyler DPS office.

More than 2.5 million Texans are expected to make a trip fifty miles or more from home this Labor Day holiday. And if you're one of them, there are some construction delays and detours you need to know about.

Starting in Longview near Highway 271, traffic on I-20 is reduced to one lane in each direction, as well as on Interstate 30 in Sulphur Springs, I-30 near State highway 37 in Mount Vernon. 

TxDOT says expect major delays on Interstate 45 northbound in Corsicana.

You can get the latest road information from TxDOT's hotline. That's 1-800-452-9292.

Reported by Morgan Palmer

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