Officials with the Lufkin Police Department and the Texas Department of Transportation are strongly advising motorists to avoid traveling around the south side of Lufkin near the Loop 287/Highway 59 interchange.

A log truck lost its load on the northbound flyover at South 1st Street and Loop 287. Thankfully, no injuries or other vehicles were involved but the northbound flyover and the Loop under South 1st Street will be closed while the truck and timber are removed.  That is expected to take a majority of the afternoon.

Contributed Photo/LPD
Contributed Photo/LPD
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As a result, traffic on adjacent streets and roads in that area is expected to be backed up for a good portion of the day. If you do travel in that area, please be patient.  Also, keep all the first responders and workers in your prayers.  Spending several hours in 100+ degree heat is not a fun way to spend your Fourth of July.

Video/Photo credit: Kevin Randall