Dallas, Texas — The Texas Department of Transportation says that more than 1.6 million vehicles passed through its toll plaza on Tuesday.
The Texas Department Of Transportation (TxDOT) says that nearly 1.7 million drivers passed through the toll plaza in Dallas, and nearly 3 million drivers used the toll lanes on Tuesday to drive from one toll plaza to another.
The toll plaza opened on Tuesday morning, and by 9:00 a.m. it had closed for the day.
The last time that toll lanes were used was June 30, 2016, when the toll went from a single lane to four lanes.
Toll-booth drivers were free to travel across the plaza, but traffic was limited due to the large number of people who were visiting the plaza.
Some of the people who passed through were stranded and had to park on the west side of the plaza to access their cars, according to TxDOT.
Traffic was reported to be light in some areas of the Dallas area as a result of the closure.
In Houston, Texas, drivers were left stranded for hours at the Katy Toll Plaza after a fire caused traffic to slow.
The city’s transportation department said that it was also closed because of a lightning strike that hit the Texas Gulf Coast.
The city’s traffic was also affected by the flood that hit parts of the Texas Coast.
Officials were forced to call off the city’s public safety advisory as a flood warning remained in effect throughout the state Tuesday afternoon.