Wet roads contribute to accidents

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

VAN ALSTYNE, Tex. -- Rain falling across Texoma caused several problems for area drivers and shut down some highly traveled roadways Tuesday night. Van Alstyne Police reported five accidents on Highway 75, many of those due to the weather

One of those accidents shut down Highway 75 in Van Alstyne for more than two hours Tuesday night.

Police say it happened near Exit 50 just after 6:00 p.m., when a pickup headed southbound crossed over into the northbound lanes of 75.

A semi tried to avoid the pickup, and jacknifed, puncturing it's fuel tank and leaking fuel on the roadway. No one was injured, but a hazmat crew had to be called in to wash down the road.

Highway 75 has since been reopened.

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