As of 1:30pm Saturday afternoon, the Texas Department Of Public Safety has shut down both lanes of the highway due to a serious accident just one mile south of I-20.  KLTV reports that numerous emergency vehicles are on the scene, including an EMS helicopter.

Two vehicles were involved in the collision, but no further details on what caused the wreck or the extent of injuries to the drivers &/or passengers have been released at this time.

If your original plans included traveling on that portion of 49, you'll need to take an alternate route.