18-wheeler crash shuts down power at Pine Tree campuses

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - An 18-wheeler crash in Longview knocks down power lines, and sends some school children home early because of power outage.

Police say a tractor trailer hit a power pole in the 800 block of Loop 281 at Enterprise Street around 10 a.m. Friday

The wreck also involved a Chevrolet Suburban, and caused power lines to fall on both vehicles, and east- and westbound traffic were at a standstill for several hours.

Pine Tree school officials sent out a rapid phone alert to parents with children at the intermediate and middle school campuses to pick up their children by 1 p.m., according to a Pine Tree school spokesperson.

Lunch, restrooms, and water were provided for the students while they awaited pickup.

The wreck also caused more than 100 Longview residents to be without power most of the day Friday.

No one was injured in the wreck.

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