UPDATE: The accident has been cleared and traffic is flowing normally

LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – Lufkin officials are reporting traffic on northbound US 59 at South First is currently backed up due to accident involving an 18-wheeler.

Authorities indicate the accident happened on the northbound side of US 59 and South Medford Drive flyover.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible and expect major delays.

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