18-wheeler goes off of SH 7 in Houston County due to slick conditions, jack-knifes

WEBXTRA: Houston County wreck

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - An 18-wheeler went off the road on State Highway 7 in Houston County and jack-knifed on Monday.

KTRE’s Donna McCollum went to the scene of the wreck. While she was there, she talked to Heath Murff, Houston County’s emergency management coordinator.

The wreck occurred on SH 7 near the Davy Crockett National Forest. Murff said the slick weather conditions caused the driver to lose control of his Borden’s truck, and it slid off the road.

Houston County’s new emergency management coordinator told McCollum that since the winter storm hit the area on Sunday, emergency personnel and power crews in his county have dealt with wrecks caused by the snow and ice and a lot of power outages. Murff said no serious injuries have been reported.

When asked if he had any advice for drivers who have to be out and about today and tonight, Murff said to prepare for delays, drive slower, and maintain wide distances between them and the other drivers on the road.

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