UPDATE: US 96 North near Center reopened in all directions following semi-truck crash

UPDATE: US 96 North near Center reopened in all directions following semi-truck crash

SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - According to TxDOT officials, a major wreck which had traffic blocked in Shelby County has been cleared.

Traffic has reopened in all directions as of 9:43 p.m.

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Rhonda Oaks with TxDOT says that all four lanes of US 96 north, about four miles from Center in Shelby County, are closed due to a wreck involving an 18-wheeler. Oaks says drivers should choose alternate routes, as delays are expected.

The wreck occurred just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday. As of 8:22, Oaks said that crews are working in hopes of opening two lanes of traffic within the next hour.

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