Highway 271 in Smith County cleared after wreck spills protein shakes into roadway

Spilled protein shakes cause traffic problems on Highway 271 in Smith County

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - UPDATE: As of 2:00 p.m., DPS reported the scene of the wreck has been completely cleared and traffic has returned to normal.

PREVIOUS: A unusual crash has shut down part of Highway 271 in Smith County.

Crews are continuing to clean up protein shakes that spilled during a crash involving an 18-wheeler. It happened around 1:06 a.m. near the overpass of Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 271.

As of 10:10 a.m., the road is still shut down as crews continue to clear the scene, according to DPS. There is no estimated time on when the roadway will reopen.

State troopers say the driver over corrected while turning, and tipped the truck over while exiting the interstate.

The Winona Fire Department says you can expect the intersection under I-20 to be shutdown for the next several hours.

Traffic is being rerouted to Farm-to-Market Road 757.

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