Wreck knocks out power, causes accidents and closures


An SUV lost control and left the roadway splitting a power pole this past Friday along West Loop 820 at the southbound Silver Creek Road exit near Brewer High School. According to officers on the scene, there were no serious injuries and the accident is under investigation. The accident knocked out power around 1:30 p.m. to a large portion of Westpoint including several businesses and restaurants who had to close until electricity was restored. Intersection streetlights also lost power that possibly caused a few other automobile accidents. The utility pole was replaced and power was restored later in the afternoon.