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.READ MORE: North Texas Officer Helps Wrangle Snake From Inside Man's Car At Shopping Center
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.
There were no injuries reported.READ MORE: Many States Ending $300 Federal Unemployment Benefits Early
MORE NEWS: Blue Alert For Suspect Accused Of Shooting North Texas Officer Canceled Due To Complaints From Residents
#KAUFMAN: Telephone pole down in Terrell. Oncor is on site setting a new pole. Traffic is being detoured onto the service road. Motorists should seek alternate routes this evening as the closure could last into tomorrow morning.
— TxDOT Dallas (@TxDOTDallas) January 15, 2021
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.