East Texas outages, traffic problems as storms move through East Texas

East Texas outages, traffic problems as storms move through East Texas
Heavy rain lead to traffic issues for drivers in Tyler. One vehicle became stranded at Front Street and Broadway Avenue.

EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - As rain washes over East Texas Wednesday night, power outages and flooded roadways are already causing issues for residents and drivers.

A tornado warning was issued for Upshur County through 9 p.m., however the National Weather Service expired the warning early. According to an Upshur County spokesperson, the county had not received reports of damage as of 9:30 p.m.

A likely tornado struck San Augustine at around 11:20 p.m. doing significant damage to a hotel and various other structures. TxDOT said Motorists are advised to avoid damaged areas in and near the city of San Augustine after a possible tornado has damaged buildings and left trees, power lines and debris across several roadways. Roads currently closed in San Augustine due to debris include: SH 21, SH 147 North, FM 363, FM 2213 and FM 1277. Choose alternate routes.

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Flooded roadways, blocked streets

Tyler:

  • A tree is down at the intersection of Front Street and Beckham Avenue
  • Northbound lanes of Troup Highway south of Toll 49 just north of Whitehouse flooding, traffic blocked
  • Old Henderson Hwy/SSE Loop 323
  • Old Omen Road/CR 2120
  • A tree is down on Front Street east of Beckham
  • Sunnybrook Drive at Lawndale Drive - tree covering the roadway
  • Lights are out at the intersection of Earl Cambell and Loop 323 following storms Wednesday night
  • Police have also blocked off the road at the Spur 364 and County Road 1311.
  • SPUR 364 in Tyler shut down from Lindsey Park to Loop 323 - vehicles being turned around, avoid the area
  • 1700 block of Yosemite Drive
  • 4508 Inverness Drive
  • Spur 364 at SSW Loop 323
  • Spur 364 /Hwy 31
  • Hwy 14 at Interstate 20 is being shut down due to flooded roadway
  • Bellwood Road at S. Hurt Avenue
  • Old Omen Road at SSE Loop 323
  • Troup Hwy at ESE Loop 323
  • Earl Campbell Parkway at SSW Loop 323
  • 404 N. Bonner Avenue
  • Old Jacksonville at S. Vine Avenue
  • Van Jwy at NNW Loop 323
  • Nutbush at Winona: Power line down over roadway
  • CR 1125 at CR 1113 in Smith County

GLADEWATER:

  • Areas of roadway and waterflow/flooding issues:
  • Shell Camp
  • West Upshur,
  • Rodeo
  • Gay Avenue
  • E. Upshur
A large tree fell across the roadway at Lawndale/Sunnybrook in Tyler. (Source: KLTV/Brenna Burger)
A large tree fell across the roadway at Lawndale/Sunnybrook in Tyler. (Source: KLTV/Brenna Burger)

Power Outages

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative:

At 1:03 a.m., DETXC sent the following alert: Following reported tornado activity in the San Augustine area, crews are now currently assessing the damage so that power restoration may begin. If you or someone in your household is dependent upon life support, identify a location you can move to that has an alternate power source. Above all, DETEC encourages everyone to keep safety a priority. Should you encounter a downed line, consider it live and dangerous. Please report all downed lines and outages to DETEC at 1(800) 392-5986.

Oncor:

Tyler: 954 customers

Flint/Gresham area: 361 customers

Palestine: 156 customers

Fairfield: 26 customers

Malakoff/Gun Barrel: 70 customers

Tree hit lines, and the road is blocked off both ways at Nutbush and Winona (Source: KLTV/Brenna Burger)
Tree hit lines, and the road is blocked off both ways at Nutbush and Winona (Source: KLTV/Brenna Burger)

SWEPCO:

Longview: 667 customers

Kilgore: 101 customers

Gladewater 130 customers

Hawkins: 6 customers

Mineola: 8 customers

Upshur Rural

Grand Saline: 20 customers

Bethlehem: 17 customers

Big Sandy 186 customers

Diana 397 customers

East Mountain 85 customers

Glenwood 29 customers

Holly Lake 25 customers

Kilgore 106 customers

Little Mound 1 customer

Ore City 4 customers

Shady Shores 881 customers

Scott Pecharich says this tree just missed the family's vehicles; On 346 near Cuney
Scott Pecharich says this tree just missed the family's vehicles; On 346 near Cuney

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