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      18-wheeler accident causes traffic jam on Expressway 83

      A traffic accident along Expressway 83 created big traffic problems Thursday afternoon.

      DPS Trooper Maria Hernandez told Action 4 News an 18-wheeler with a blown out tire was hit while trying to exit onto the eastbound frontage road of 83.

      Hernandez said cargo on top of a utility truck struck the rig on the top upper right side, scattering debris across the runway.

      Motorist quickly stopped to avoid the wreckage backing up traffic for more than a mile just before 2 p.m. Thursday.

      Traffic was directed to exit Victoria RD and travel on the eastbound lanes of the frontage road for about 45 minutes.

      No injuries were reported.