Traffic down to 1 lane on Highway 69 SB in Lindale after 18-wheeler pulls down power lines

Traffic down to 1 lane on Highway 69 SB in Lindale after 18-wheeler pulls down power lines
1 southbound lane is blocked on Highway 69 as crews work to repair downed power lines (Source: KLTV staff)
1 southbound lane is blocked on Highway 69 as crews work to repair downed power lines (Source: KLTV staff)
Crews on scene of where an 18-wheeler knocked down power lines in Lindale (Source: Brenda Jones/KLTV viewer)
Crews on scene of where an 18-wheeler knocked down power lines in Lindale (Source: Brenda Jones/KLTV viewer)
Crews on scene of where an 18-wheeler knocked down power lines in Lindale (Source: Brenda Jones/KLTV viewer)
Crews on scene of where an 18-wheeler knocked down power lines in Lindale (Source: Brenda Jones/KLTV viewer)

LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - Power outages are being reported across Lindale after an 18-wheeler got tangled in power lines, Lindale police say.

About noon Friday, the department responded to the incident near the intersection of Highway 69 and South Street. According to a representative with the department, no one was injured in the incident.

Lindale police reported that due to the wreck, electricity is out for most of the northern part of the city.

About 415 customers were without power in the city. Charles Hill with ONCOR said initially 2,000 customers were affected. As of 12:33 p.m., Hill said power should be restored to all customers in the next 30 to 45 minutes. ONCOR crews will be working on repairs to the power lines all afternoon but Hill said it will not affect customers.

As of 2:20 p.m, southbound traffic on Highway 69 is limited to one lane and traffic is reported to be congested in the area. Police ask that residents avoid the area of Highway 69 and South Street.

KLTV will continue to update the story as details become available.

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