UPDATE: All lanes on US 79N reopened, wreck cleared

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UPDATE: All lanes of State Highway 79 have reopened.
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An early-morning accident involving a truck hauling chickens is still causing traffic delays between Jacksonville and Palestine on State Highway 79.

The accident happened around 1 a.m. Monday on Highway 79N at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 2574 and live chickens were scattered on the roadway. The cargo is being loaded onto another truck while a HazMat team works to clear the scene.

TxDOT released an updated stating Highway 79N remains at one lane at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 2574 and cleanup is likely to take several more hours due to weather conditions.

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Drivers are asked to watch for flaggers and other devices if near the area or use alternate routes to avoid delays.