HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — To help make things a bit easier for drivers who still have to travel to work during the Stay Home – Work Safe Order, the Harris County Toll Road Authority is making tollways free for 30 days.
The announcement Tuesday came moments after Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo ordered for people to stay in their homes until April 3 to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
The decision was announced at a joint press conference with Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
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