Accident has U.S. 79 partially blocked east of New Summerfield

CHEROKEE COUNTY — An accident involving a tractor trailer rig hauling logs has U.S. Hwy. 79 partially blocked, near its intersection with County Road 856. This is adjacent to the Tri-County Livestock Auction complex, east of New Summerfield.

The overturned rig was blocking much of the roadway as of 9:15 a.m. Friday. In addition, several of the logs came to rest on the pavement.

Texas Department of Public Safety, Cherokee County Sheriffs Department and first responders from the New Summerfield area are on the scene.

Traffic is backed up and is being detoured through the scene.

Expect delays in the area until the roadway can be completely cleared.

There is no word if there are any injuries involved in the crash.