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Large steel tank blocking ETX highway slowed commute Friday morning

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GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

A large steel container blocked both northbound lanes on a major East Texas highway on Friday morning.

According to authorities, an 18-wheeler traveling northbound on 259 Eastman, struck the overpass at I-20 causing one of two large steel tanks to fall off the trailer.

The tank blocked the northbound inside lane of 259 Eastman.

TxDot crews responded to the scene and surveyed the damage to the bridge. They have given the all clear and said the bridge is okay to travel on.

All lanes have reopened.

The driver of the truck will be cited for being off the permitted route.

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