Accident Shuts Down Highway 59

by Larry Little

Wet roads are to blame for several traffic accidents across East Texas on Wednesday afternoon. One of the biggest happened in Lufkin when several cars piled up on Highway 59 North. It caused a traffic backup on the northbound side. The accident also forced authorities to shut down the southbound flow of traffic.

Authorities say drivers going too fast and following too closely on wet roads caused the accident. No word yet on any serious injuries.