DALLAS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A crash involving an 18-wheeler had the northbound lanes of Interstate-45 completely shut down near Hutchins Friday morning.

The accident happened just before 8:00 a.m. near the I-20 interchange when the truck driver hit the support for an overhead sign and crashed through the concrete median into traffic traveling south.

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Officials haven’t said if the driver was hurt.

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Heavy-duty wreckers were called to lift the semi off the barrier and remove it from the scene.

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The TxDOT overhead sign, for Simpson Stuart Road and I-20 east, was down on the roadway and road crews had to remove it.

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Traffic traveling north on I-45 was backed up for miles and southbound traffic had reduced to one lane.