Semi Accident Closes Section Of Central Freeway

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation closed a section of Central Freeway, following a Monday night semi accident.

Until further notice, the Central Freeway overpass located near the Hammon Road exit is closed to drivers. TxDOT officials also closed one Northbound lane, in case of falling debris.

Wichita Falls Police responded to a call shortly after 10 p.m. Monday for the semi accident.

Sergeant Danny Wiggins told Newschannel 6 an 18-wheeler semi carrying an earth moving machine hit the overpass, which caused significant damage. TxDOT was then called to inspect the freeway.

Sergeant Wiggins said the semi driver received citations from the Department of Public Safety License and Weigh.

Newschannel 6 is tracking this road closure and will update you when authorities re-open the roads.

Here's the detour route drivers should take if heading north on Hammon Rd. (ex: from Pratt & Whitney):

  1. Take the service road at 82/287 south to Fisher Rd.
  2. Cross the Fisher Rd. overpass
  3. Turn left on the northbound service road
  4. Enter northbound US 82/287

You can find highway condition updates on TxDot's website.