UPDATE: Hwy 80 is open again after morning wreck shut it down

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Longview police had to divert traffic on Hwy 80 between Teague and Alpine, due to a one vehicle accident Wednesday morning.

According to authorities, the driver of the car skid on the wet pavement and lost control of the vehicle, striking a power pole and knocking into the main lanes of Hwy 80.

Electricity was out to a few businesses in the area and the traffic lights at Hwy 80 and Alpine were out as well.

Police closed off the area to motorists and diverted traffic for hours while electric and emergency crews worked to clear the debris from the accident and upright the downed utility pole.

There were no injuries reported.

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