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18-wheeler wreck at Willow Branch exit clear, traffic flow restored on I-20

Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 6:24 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2021 at 7:39 PM CDT
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VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - The scene of the wreck at exit 544 has been cleared, and traffic should be flowing as of 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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An 18-wheeler wreck has traffic at a standstill in East Texas near Van.

The wreck, according to TxDOT, will not be cleared until around 7 p.m. Eastbound traffic is not moving. The wreck is near the Willow Branch Rd. exit, which is number 544, and traffic is backed up to at least FM 16.

According to the City of Van Fire Department, a truck struck the bridge pylons for the Willow Branch Road overpass. The driver was able to get out and walk at the scene and is being evaluated by UT EMS.

6:46 PM: Both EB accidents clear, traffic will begin moving again. 4:46 PM. Eastbound traffic is still completely...

Posted by City of Van Fire Department on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Texas DPS, Van PD, and Van Fire are on scene. Expect delays as crews work to remove the truck and deal with the spilled fuel and oil.

Drivers who are not yet on the interstate would be advised to seek alternate routes.

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