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Fallen power line diverts U.S. Highway 59 traffic near Hungerford

March 28, 2011 at 5:02 p.m.
Updated March 27, 2011 at 10:28 p.m.


Northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 59 near Hungerford remain closed due to a fallen utility pole.

The Texas Department of Transportation closed the lanes between Farm-to-Market 961 and Farm-to-Market 1161 about 1:20 p.m.

Amy Bergstrom, communications supervisor with the Wharton Police Department, said Wharton PD received a call from a passer-by that a large utility pole had fallen in the roadway and was on fire.

At this time, it is not known what caused the pole to fall.

There were no injuries.

Traffic is being diverted through Wharton.

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