Harris County (Houston area), Texas immediately waives fees for all toll roads to aid evacuation

As Hurricane Laura quickly approaches, residents in certain affected areas have been forced to evacuate. To that end, the Harris County Toll Road Authority announced Tuesday, August 25 that it has waived fees immediately. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo granted the order at 9:20 am.

“Judge Hidalgo granted free passage to motorists on the Harris County Tollway (HCTRA) system to support evacuations,” the county said, in a press release. “Tolls will remain waived to accommodate any relevant activities associated to the region’s response and recovery.”