POSTED: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 12:02pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 12:36pm
Tyler, TX — UPDATE: Westbound lanes of Highway 31 remain closed at this time. Witnesses at the scene tell KETK that a semi carrying an oversized load was eastbound on Highway 31 when it clipped a power line. The incident caused the power line to land on another semi headed westbound, trapping the driver inside the vehicle. The driver has since been rescued and no injuries have been reported. Westbound lanes of Highway 31 are closed at Greenbriar while officials clear the scene.
Smith County DPS tells KETK that there are lane closures on Highway 31 West near Green Briar Lanes.
The entire highway is not closed, just certain lanes.
The closed area is in Smith County, near the Chandler area.