Eastbound lanes of Highway 31 blocked after wreck between Tyler and Kilgore

Eastbound lanes of Highway 31 blocked after wreck between Tyler and Kilgore
Pictured is a box truck that was involved in a multiple-vehicle wreck on State Highway 31 Wednesday night. (Source: KLTV Staff)

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Both eastbound lanes of State Highway 31 are blocked between Tyler and Kilgore after a multiple-vehicle wreck that occurred Wednesday evening.

A dispatcher with the Smith County Texas Department of Public Safety Communications Center said that the wreck was reported as a three-vehicle collision,. He said no further information is available at this time.

Traffic is backed up on the eastbound side of State Highway 31. (Source: KLTV Staff)
Traffic is backed up on the eastbound side of State Highway 31. (Source: KLTV Staff) (KLTV Staff)

An East Texas News employee traveling on that stretch of road stated that the road is covered with debris. She also said that the wreck occurred in a construction zone where the speed limit drops to 60 mph.

Motorists should use caution on that area of Highway 31 and plan to take alternate routes if possible.

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