Crash causes power outage to voting location, middle school in Longview

Updated: Oct. 16, 2020 at 9:50 AM CDT
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LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - A wreck this morning in Longview is causing inconveniences for voters, parents, and students in the area.

Currently, the power is out at Broughton Recreation Center, Hudson PEP Elementary, and Foster Middle School, this has caused early voting to shut down for the day and classes at LISD will continue as scheduled but parents can pick up their kids if they wish to.

The power outage caused polls to not be in working at Broughton Recreation Center stated the City of Longview in a tweet Friday morning.

The power is out at Broughton Recreation Center, and Early Voting Polls are not in working order at that polling...

Posted by City of Longview on Friday, October 16, 2020

The city is asking if you are voting early today to please use another location at this time.

Longview ISD said that at 6 a.m. both campuses started experiencing a power outage due to a car wreck that occurred on MLK Blvd, stated the District in a tweet.

9:30 a.m. UPDATE: All power has been restored to Foster Middle and Hudson PEP Elementary campuses! We apologize for the...

Posted by Longview ISD on Friday, October 16, 2020

Local utility companies and law enforcement agencies are currently working to remedy the situation promptly. The District stated that campus and district officials will contact you with information about the incident and how it will impact you as it comes available.

Prior Story:

Traffic is being diverted on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Longview in front of Foster Middle School due to a traffic accident Friday morning.

According to a tweet from the Longview Police Department, lanes of traffic on MLK in front of Foster Middle School will be closed to traffic for possibly a few hours.

The department is asking that you seek alternate routes on Birdsong or Gray St when dropping off students.

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