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Trailer of semi breaks in half, blocks portion of Old Jacksonville Hwy. in Tyler

Cleanup is expected to take several hours.

TYLER, Texas — Tyler police are working an incident that's blocking a major roadway

According to the TPD, a semi towing a trailer is blocking the northbound lanes of Old Jacksonville Hwy. at the Rice Rd. intersection.

"Apparently the trailer broke in half and needs to be offloaded first before the vehicle can be removed," the TPD said. "This operation is estimated to take several hours."

Drivers are asked to avoid the affected area for an extended period of time.

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