Rotten utility pole falls after 18-wheeler strikes power lines in Longview

Rotten utility pole falls after 18-wheeler strikes power lines in Longview
Traffic was down to one lane as officials worked to safely clear the scene. (Source: KLTV/Arthur Clayborn)

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - A semi-truck got tangled up in power lines on Eastman Rd. Wednesday afternoon.

The truck drove into a parking lot in the 3800 block of Eastman Rd. without incident, officials say, but when leaving, the truck hit some utility wires that crossed over the exit. Because the pole itself was rotten at the base, according to officials at the scene, it easily fell.

The driver was not injured, but traffic was down to one lane as SWEPCO and police came to the scene to devise a plan to clear the scene.

Traffic was down to one lane as officials worked to safely clear the scene.
Traffic was down to one lane as officials worked to safely clear the scene. (Source: KLTV/Arthur Clayborn)

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