UPDATE: Semi accident causes traffic issues on U.S. 287 near Iowa Park

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UPDATE: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 3:10 p.m.

According to DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing, two 18-wheelers crashed while traveling northbound on U.S. 287 west of Iowa Park.

Heavy delays are expected due to debris on the highway and one lane is open at this time, according to Buesing.

No injuries were reported.

WICHITA COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — A semi-truck accident west of  Iowa Park has slowed westbound traffic to a standstill for much of Wednesday morning.

Around 10:20 a.m., just west of Harmony Road, the semi spilled a load of what appeared to be plastic pellets all over the roadway.  

By 12:50 p.m. one lane had been opened, but deputies report traffic was backing up all the way to Lake Gordon, on the east side of the city, and DPS troopers requested additional help to direct traffic.

Clean-up is still underway so motorists are advised to be ready to slow down.

It is unknown what caused the semi to end up partially in the ditch where it spilled its boxes of pellets.

Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, DPS and the Iowa Park Volunteer Fire Department are on the scene.

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