VIDEO: 18-wheeler jumps median on I-20, eastbound traffic backed up

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POSTED: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 1:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 3:42pm

UPDATE: Authorities tell KETK crews on scene that eastbound traffic should begin moving again just after 3:30.

They are planning to open one lane once HAZMAT crews arrive.

Officials say one 18-wheeler jumped the median and rolled over.

Fortunately, there have been no major injuries reported.

One lane has now opened back up.


UPDATE: Officials with DPS tell KETK, the wreck is not fatal.


ORIGINAL STORY: Smith County fire officials tell KETK there is an 18-wheeler overturned at Interstate 20 eastbound mile marker 574 just before Barber Road.

One eastbound lane and one westbound lane are shut down.

No word yet on what injuries might be involved.

Traffic is backed up, so expect delays in the area.

KETK has a crew en route and will update information as it becomes available.

 

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