WEATHER UPDATE: 4,800 Shelby County DETEC customers without power; City of Center phones down

TxDOT issues alerts for a number of roadway issues

For City of Center services please call 936/598-2788. City Hall phones are down due to the power outage.

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As of 9 AM, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is reporting the following weather related outages:

 

County

Outages

Meters Served

Jasper

1,544

1,839

Nacogdoches

1,741

10,154

Newton

1,804

1,879

Panola

548

1,273

Rusk

0

9

Sabine

8,206

9,092

San Augustine

3,435

5,696

Shelby

4,876

11,367

TOTAL

22,154

41,309

 

As conditions allow, crews are surveying the damage to begin restoration.

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ALERT: Both lanes of traffic are closed on SH 21, just off SH 103 in Sabine County due to downed trees. Motorists should choose alternate routes and avoid the area until storm cleanup can begin and roads are cleared. Visit drivetexas.org for statewide road closures and conditions and follow Lufkin District alerts on Twitter  at TxDOT Lufkin.

TxDOT ALERT: SH 87 South at Newton Co. Line  power line in tree

 

ALERT: Trees reported down in Shelby County at FM 417 about 2 miles west of US 96 and on FM 2694 at Boles Field. Motorists should avoid the areas and stay alert to remaining storm conditions.

 

  • TxDOT ALERT: Power lines are reported down and entangled in a fallen tree on FM 417 and FM 2694 in Shelby County. Motorists should avoid the area as storm conditions persist. Crews will respond once it is safe to clear the scene.

 

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TxDOT ALERT: Both lanes of traffic are closed on SH 21, just off SH 103 in Sabine County due to downed trees. Motorists should choose alternate routes and avoid the area until storm cleanup can begin and roads are cleared.

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  • TxDOT ALERT: Multiple locations of downed trees being reported in Sabine County including at SH 103 at Maddux Creek, FM 276 and on FM 2024. Motorists should avoid these areas until roadways are cleared.

 

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