U-S 59 at UPRR Overpass in Lufkin back open - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

U-S 59 at UPRR Overpass in Lufkin back open

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LUFKIN (KYTX) - US 59 at the UPRR Overpass just north of Loop 287 in Lufkin is back open.

The bridge was hit last night by an 18 wheeler carrying heavy equipment. The truck was hauling a large pump used in the oil field. As a result of hitting the RR underpass, the pump ended up in both lanes with hydraulic fluid, transmission fluid and motor oil spilling onto the pavement.

TxDOT called the hazardous materials team from DLS to clean up the spill. All northbound traffic at the location was detoured to FM 3521 until clean up and debris removal was completed. Southbound traffic was not affected by this incident.

Motorists are reminded to use caution when traveling through this and all work zones.Remember traffic fines double when workers are present.

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