Tyler police diverted traffic on Troup Hwy from Dennis Dr to South Fleishel Ave. after police said a box truck clipped a guy wire and downed a utility pole on Sat. 9, 2017.
It happened near the Green Acres Shopping Village where neighbors reported temporary power outages. Oncor Electric Delivery Company worked to remove the pole and temporarily repair the power lines. Long term repairs would normally take place at a later date, but due to the nature of the damage the pole will be replaced Saturday night.
According to utility representatives, 1,350 customers experienced outages at 4:15 p.m. and services were restored less than two hours later.
Traffic lights were out at the intersection of Troup Hwy and S. Fleishel Ave.
Police also said traffic lights were out at the intersection of Paluxy and Loop 323.
Drivers were urged to avoid the areas.