Galveston County, Texas – Galveston County residents, excluding the Bolivar Peninsula, are free to return to the County. Conditions on the mainland and Galveston Island are safe for residents to make the trip back to their properties.
State Highway 87 and State Highway 124 are being cleared by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and are expected to be opened later today. TxDOT is also in the process of assessing conditions and working to restart the ferry service to the Peninsula. An additional announcement will be made later today once the transportation routes to the Bolivar Peninsula are reopened.
Additional law enforcement assets have been dispatched to the unincorporated areas of Galveston County to provide added protection for residents’ properties as they make their return.
If residents reside in an incorporated city, they should listen to notices from those jurisdictions and follow any guidelines provided by their local city officials.