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Storm knocks down cell tower in Pollok area

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POLLOK, TX (KTRE) -

Monday night's storms led to a cell-phone tower getting knocked down in the Pollok area.

The tower is down near Pollok Baptist Church, which is located at 1053 Paul Townsend Rd.

Resident Tommy Reynolds said he heard loud pops several times Monday night. When the rain stopped, he said his sister called and said she didn't have power. Reynolds said he came outside to check on her and saw the tower down.

"We heard a loud boom," Reynolds said. "It did make a loud noise when it fell. It made for quit an interesting evening."

According to FCC records, the tower is 97.5 meters high and is owned by SBA Structures, a company based out of Boca Raton, Fla.

Spokesperson Lyn Hopkins said an investigator is set to look over the scene. Hopkins said it is too early to tell when or if the tower will be rebuilt. Hopkins said two different providers used the tower, but she did not have the names available.

Reynolds said he was surprised that the tower fell.

"Here a month or two ago, the wind blew hard again, but it didn't fall that time," Reynolds said.

Reynolds is just happy that no one was hurt in the incident. His sister lives close to the tower.

"We are lucky because if it would have come out of the north, then it would have hit my sister probably," Reynolds said.

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