For anyone who may have been wondering. My family and I are safe. Everyone we know is safe. My office has been closed today because the parking lot is being used as a staging area for the investigation and recovery of the bridge collapse.
I-35 is not the freeway I take to work, but it’s very close to my office. When DH and I used to carpool it was the route we took. The exit to my office is just before the bridge.
This is going to impact my commute because the route I do take is part of the new detour. This morning the average speed on part of my route was 3 mph. It will get better as people adjust, but it will be a very long time–possibly years–before the bridge is rebuilt and the traffic can be redirected back.
I am so fortunate that this is the only adjustment I need to make.