Update, 3:53 p.m.: The San Luis Pass Bridge has reopened, according to a Brazoria County spokeswoman.

The bridge was closed because Brazoria County had ordered a mandatory evacuation of the coastline in advance of Hurricane Harvey.

By Saturday afternoon, the threat of coastal flooding had passed. 

Brazoria County is still expecting major flooding around the San Bernard and Brazos Rivers over the next few days.

Original Story: The San Luis Pass Bridge on the West End of Galveston Island has been closed, according to county officials. With that and the suspension of service of the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry, the only route off of Galveston Island is the Galveston Causeway.

Galveston County Judge Mark Henry announced the closure in a Facebook post about road closures around the county.

The Texas Department of Transportation suspended service of the ferry on Friday evening. Crews are standing by to resume ferry service when weather conditions improve.

There are reports of road flooding around Galveston — including on Avenue O and Avenue P — and the county.

There’s localized flooding in low-lying areas of La Marque, Dickinson and Texas City.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.



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