Police Officer hit by car during snow storm

Officer struck by car in Central El Paso

Matthew Smith, Good Morning El Paso Weekend Anchor / Reporter
Matthew Smith, Good Morning El Paso Weekend Anchor / Reporter
POSTED: 10:23 PM MST Jan 03, 2013    UPDATED: 04:35 PM MDT Jun 03, 2013 
EL PASO, Texas -

An El Paso police spokesman confirmed that the eastbound lanes of I-10 were shutdown Thursday night following an officer being struck.

According to Det. Michael Baranyay, the officer was transported to an area hospital.  The injuries are not expected to be life threatening.

ABC-7 first learned that the I-10 eastbound lanes were closed around 6 p.m. 

The Texas Department of Transportation announced via email that the closure had been lifted shortly after 10 p.m.