By Staff

TERRELL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Interstate-20 in Terrell is shut down in both directions as crews work to fix downed power lines that were caused by high winds, and the closure could last until Saturday morning.

Traffic backup can be seen on I-20 near South Virginia Street.

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Police said a utility pole caught fire Thursday morning and they believe it was sparked by high winds.

Due to the winds and substantial damage to the pole, authorities were concerned the power lines could drop across the I-20 lanes.

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Downed power lines over I-20 in Terrell.

There were no injuries reported.

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The Texas Department of Transportation said Oncor crews were sent to set up a new pole. The department said drivers should seek alternate routes Friday evening because the work could last until the morning. Staff