Damaged utility pole knocks out power in Harlingen
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:02:04 GMT —
A utility pole is damaged near Paso Real and U.S. Highway 77 in between Harlingen and San Benito.
High winds and rain are the cause of the incident.
All lanes are temporarily closed in U.S. Highway 77 near Paso Real .
AEP Texas crews are currently addressing the issue, and power is expected to be back up by midnight.
It will take around 24 hours to completely replace the pole due to the damage caused by the weather.
Witnesses told Action 4 that sparks were coming from the damaged utility pole, and power was out in the area near Valley Baptist Medical Center.
Details on how the utility pole was damaged are not currently available.
Currently, 814 customers are without power in Cameron County.