Motorist Downs Longview Power Lines

A major detour for Longview drivers Thursday morning after a motorist smashes into a power pole. It happened around 7 this morning, when police say a motorist lost control of their vehicle and plowed through a power pole near the intersection of Cotton Street and Harrison Road. The downed lines caused traffic to be diverted away from the area as crews worked to repair the pole , and fiber optics lines which were severed as well.

Neither the driver or her passenger were injured. The damage took over 5 hours to repair before the roadway was reopened.

Bob Hallmark: bhallmark@kltv.com