Oversized load pulls down power lines, closes U.S. 69 in Rusk

Oversized load pulls down power lines, closes U.S. 69 in Rusk

RUSK, TX (KLTV) - Downed power lines, poles and transformers are causing delays in Rusk.

According to TxDOT, an oversized load has pulled down powers lines, poles and transformers on U.S. 69 between County Road 1601 and FM 2972 in Cherokee County. All southbound traffic is being diverted as northbound traffic is restricted to the outside lane.

TxDOT reports the power company is on scene and a hazmat crew has been called to clean up oil from a transformer.

They say drivers should expect delays while traveling in the area.

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