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Railroad tank car falls off truck, blocks Eastman Rd.

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - An accident involving a truck transporting a railroad tank car has northbound traffic on Eastman Road temporarily shut down.

According to authorities, around 11:30 am, a truck transporting a railroad tanker car was too tall and got stuck under the highway 259 and I-20 underpass. When this happened the railroad tank car fell over on its side.

A crane is on the scene trying to upright the tank car at this time. Northbound traffic is closed on Eastman Road. All traffic on I-20 is open.

TxDOT officials have closed the westbound I-20 shoulder, and say that all debris has been cleared.

Officials say Hwy 259 will be open shortly.

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