Parts of Loop 287 shutdown in Lufkin

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 12:12pm

LUFKIN — Traffic on Loop 287, northbound near the Denman Avenue overpass in Lufkin, is being diverted to the exit ramp on Denman due to an 18-wheeler accident.

A northbound truck lost control and crashed into the guard rails and lost its load, a large piece of heavy equipment. The truck also spilled oil and diesel fuel on the overpass, requiring a HAZMAT cleanup and closure of both northbound lanes of Loop 287.

The northbound lanes of Loop 287 at Denman are shut down until at least 2 p.m. Thursday. The piece of heavy equipment was tossed over the guardrail onto the grassy hillside of the overpass during the crash. That will require shutting down the northbound feeder road later today, but that won’t be done until the overpass has re-opened.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid this section of Loop 287.

From Lufkin Police Department

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