Truck in water restricts vessel traffic in Freeport, Texas

A U.S. Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot response boat crew establishes a safety zone on the Intracoastal Waterway after a truck with two passengers plunged into the water near Bryan Beach Bridge in Freeport, Texas, March 18, 2016. The two passengers escaped the vehicle and were taken to a local hospital. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Cleberg)

A U.S. Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot response boat crew establishes a safety zone on the Intracoastal Waterway after a truck with two passengers plunged into the water near Bryan Beach Bridge in Freeport, Texas, March 18, 2016. The two passengers escaped the vehicle and were taken to a local hospital. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Cleberg)

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has temporarily closed traffic from mile marker 395 to mile marker 400 on the Intracoastal Waterway after a truck with two passengers reportedly plunged into the water near Bryan Beach Bridge, Friday.

The two people in the vehicle were transported to a local hospital. It is unknown if any injuries were sustained.

The Freeport Police Department and the owner of the vehicle are working on salvage operations to remove the truck, which is a potential hazard to navigaion, and re-open the waterway to normal traffic.

A U.S. Coast Guard Station Freeport 45-foot response boat crew are on scene enforcing the mile marker safety zone.

The waterway is expected to re-open after the truck is salvaged.

There are no reports of pollution in the water.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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