Outages reported in Longview after oversized load snags power lines on Loop 281

WEBXTRA: Traffic on Longview's Loop 281 delayed due to downed power lines

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A busy Longview roadway is shut down after an oversized load pulled down power lines in the area.

Longview police say the incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. Friday on Loop 281 between Birdsong and Michael streets.

An oversized load was pulling into the water treatment plant when it snagged on power lines, breaking one and pulling down several others, according to Sgt. Shane McCarter with the Longview Police Department.

Power outages are expected for the area. According to a SWEPCO map, 81 outages have been reported.

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