UPDATE: All lanes of State Highway 79 have reopened.
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.
Drivers are asked to watch for flaggers and other devices if near the area or use alternate routes to avoid delays.