Update: Construction Zone accident shuts down traffic on I-20 in Van Zandt Co.

UPDATE: VAN ZANDT CO. (KYTX) – Traffic is moving again after the eastbound lane I-20 in Van Zandt County was shut down when an eighteen wheeler ran into a construction zone.

Traffic in the eastbound lane at mile marker 524 was at a standstill for hours after the accident.

DPS says a convoy was painting a yellow stripe on the inside eastbound lane.

The line of trucks was blocking that lane, and an 18-wheeler driver did not notice plowing into the back of the rear of the painting truck.

There were no fatalities according to DPS. No info on injuries. Initial crash was 10:45 am.

Traffic is also slowed in the westbound lane near the accident scene.

It is unknown at this time if there were any injuries.

CBS 19 has a crew en route, and will provide more details as they become available.


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