UPDATE: Seymour Highway reopens after hours-long closure

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UPDATE: Monday, May 24, 2021 at 10:45 a.m.

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Seymour Highway is now open again following a shutdown that lasted several hours due to a hazardous material spill.

Officials with the Wichita Falls Police Department confirmed the area of Seymour Highway (U.S. 82 & U.S. 277) near the intersection of Turkey Ranch Road was allowed to reopen.

WFPD officials said DPS will continue to work in that area.

The area was closed after a wreck involving a semi-truck early Monday morning caused the semi to leak flammable materials.

It is unclear at this time if anyone involved in the collision sustained injuries.

Further updates will be published as they become available.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to gather more information.

UPDATE: Monday, May 24, 2021 at 7:05 a.m.

Dozens of units from multiple agencies continue to respond to a wreck involving a semi-truck carrying flammable materials.

According to our crew on the scene, units from the Wichita Falls Police Department, the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, the Wichita Falls Fire Department, and hazmat crews are on the scene.

The area of Seymour Highway near the intersection of Turkey Ranch Road remains closed at this time, as is the access road onto Kell Boulevard.

Officials are urging the public to avoid this area if possible.

Authorities have not said if any injuries occurred as a result of the wreck or the hazmat situation.

Details continue to be limited at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY: Monday, May 24, 2021 at 5:30 a.m.

Multiple agencies are at the scene of a wreck involving an 18-wheeler and car.

Seymour Highway near the intersection of Turkey Ranch Road is closed off. The first call came in around 4:45 Monday morning.

Our photojournalist on scene was able to confirm the semi was carrying flammable materials. It’s unclear how long the road will be closed for.

Authorities haven’t said if anyone was injured or if anyone was taken to the hospital.

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