Overturned truck tractor causing traffic headaches in Lufkin

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 1:00pm

Lufkin drivers can expect delays today after a truck tractor overturned on Loop 287.

Police officers are on the scene, located at Loop 287 and Highway 59 North, also known as Ellen Trout Drive and North Timberland Drive. Both eastbound lanes of the loop are blocked.

Officials believe the truck tractor pulling a trailer, containing about 42,000 pounds of steal rod, exited from Highway 59 onto the "horseshoe" entrance ramp for Loop 287, and upon reaching the loop, the vehicle overturned.

The drive, who was the only passenger, was not hurt and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Officers at the scene estimate that the eastbound lanes of Loop 287 will block to traffic until at least 4:00 p.m.

No additional information concerning the vehicle, driver or incident is available at this time.

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