UPDATE – Loop 287 has now been reopened after a log truck lost its load in Lufkin on Monday.

LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – The northbound flyover and Loop 287 under S. First Street in Lufkin are closed this afternoon while a truck and timber are removed from the road after a log truck lost its load.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the truck lost its load of logs on the third level of the highway and some fell onto the lower levels.

Motorists needing access to the loop and Highway 59 northbound lanes are being directed to the access road. Southbound travelers can access Highway 59 by the southbound flyover or the loop’s access road.

“This traffic pattern will hold for several hours as cleanup continues,” TxDOT officials said.

The timber removal is expected to take up the majority of the afternoon, and no injuries or other vehicles involved have been reported.