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Downed tree causes power outage in Longview, numerous others reported

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

A downed tree caused headaches for Longview residents Sunday after the tree fell and knocked down power lines with it.

Officials say around 9am Sunday, a large tree in the 500 block of Jean drive fell and knocked down power lines, causing a power outage to residents in the area. They also say this is a tree that died after the drought from the summer of 2011.

Residents in the area were without power for about 6 hours, but it has since been restored.

There were no injuries and no structural damage when this tree fell.

There have also been numerous other local outages in East Texas. Residents are urged to stay away from any downed power lines and to call authorities.

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