Truck hauling large piece of equipment shuts down SH 317 in Temple

TEMPLE - State Highway 317 is closed at Tarver Drive in Temple, after a truck carrying a large piece of equipment struck traffic lights and power lines, leaving them lying across the road just before 4 p.m. Friday, according to fire officials.

In a post on Facebook, Temple Fire & Rescue said both north and southbound lanes were affected.

TxDOT shut off power to the traffic lights at the intersection and had plans to place stop signs at the location until power was restored and the damaged highway equipment was replaced, fire officials said.

Oncor was responding to the site, as of early Friday evening.

Temple Fire & Rescue said traffic was being rerouted Friday and drivers should expect delays.

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