GALVESTON — Island residents trying to return home Saturday were finding Interstate 45 S. blocked by law enforcement officers just north of the Tiki Island exit. Reports from the scene said traffic was backed up all the way to Bayou Vista.
Officials said no one would be allowed to return to the island until it was deemed safe to do so. No word on when that might be, but a news conference was planned for about noon. Law enforcement officials said National Guard troops were being dispatched to the island.
Tiki island was also closed, mainly because it is south of the police road block