Residents lose power near Tyler airport

Published on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 19:44 - Written by Staff Reports

About 1,500 residents are without power near Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.

Oncor spokesman Charles Hill said the outage was caused when a truck hit low-lying telephone wires, which broke two telephone poles off Texas Highway 64.

Hill could not say how long the lights would be out, but anticipated crews working late into the night to restore power.

The airport is running on a generator, but flights were still arriving and departing with only minor inconveniences to workers, Hill said.