POSTED: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 10:15am
UPDATED: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 10:22am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — All roads have been re-opened after a tree fell on several power lines across Front Street in Tyler.
As of 5:00 a.m. Sunday, Tyler Police tell KETK that the 2900 block of west Front Stree has been cleared of all debris, all power to the area has been restored, and traffic lights are now operational. All roads have been re-opened for normal traffic.
Saturday afternoon, Tyler Police asked motorists to avoid Front Street in Tyler due to a power line being down.
It happened at 2:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of West Front Street.
On arrival, Tyler Police found that a tree had fallen and taken down power lines across the street. This caused a power outage in the area including at Harvey Hall.
Front Street was closed in both directions and traffic was being diverted onto Lyons Avenue or Chandler Highway.
Traffic lights were also out at Front Street and Glenwood.
Oncor was notified, in the mean time motorists were asked to avoid the area if possible. Officers directed traffic and motorists were asked to use extreme caution if they traveled through the area.