UPDATE: Downed tree removed from 259

Update 7:01 p.m.:

Southbound lanes of Hwy. 259 have reopened in Upshur County.
The lanes were closed for nearly an hour while crews worked to removed a downed tree.


ORE CITY, TX (KLTV) - Dispatchers with the Upshur County Sheriff's Office confirm that southbound lanes of Hwy. 259, north of Ore City, are closed.

The closure is blamed on a downed tree.

Storms moved through the area earlier Monday afternoon which may have caused the tree to collapse.

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