Part of Westheimer blocked due to power lines across the street after crash

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Monday, May 15, 2023
Power lines hanging low over Westheimer after crash
Power lines were hanging low over Westheimer near E. Rivercrest on Monday after an early morning crash believed to have snapped the poles.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A crash has cleared, but the aftermath may affect drivers for some time due to hanging power lines.

All lanes in the 9700 to 9900 blocks of Westheimer at E. Rivercrest Dr. are blocked, officials said on Monday morning after a vehicle crashed and hit a power pole.

The crash was reported at about 4:30 a.m.

It wasn't immediately known what led to the wreck, but a power line pole snapped, and the lines were left hanging low across Westheimer.

SkyEye flew over the area, where police were allowing westbound traffic to get through in the right lanes as of 7 a.m.

Just before 8:20 a.m., Houston police said in a tweet that all the lanes were shut down.

Drivers should avoid the area.

We checked, and while CenterPoint Energy is aware, there was no timeline for how long repairs would take.