Southbound traffic on Hwy 59 N. being diverted after big rig wreck

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin commuters are contending with major slow ups in the Highway 59 N. construction zone Tuesday morning.

According to Lufkin DPS, an 18-wheeler crashed on Highway 59 at the train trestle north of Ellen Trout Drive, shortly before 5:20 a.m. All southbound lanes toward Lufkin are currently blocked and troopers are directing traffic off onto Spence Street.

Troopers said the inside lane may reopen by 8:30 a.m. and the outside lane is expected to remain closed all day so crews can repair damage done by the truck.

No injuries are reported at this time, but motorists should avoid the area if at all possible.

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