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Portion of area loses power after wind snaps pole

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By John D. Harden

Residents say they heard a loud boom when wind snapped a power pole a little past noon Sunday near Wilson Elementary School, causing a loss of power to a portion of the area.

According to the National Weather Service, Denton was under a wind advisory Sunday with gusts up to 35 mph. The weather service issues a wind advisory when sustained winds of at least 20 to 30 mph are expected, officials said.

Denton Municipal Electric workers arrived on scene to replace the pole and repair lines that snapped when the pole fell. Work crews estimated that power would be restored by Sunday evening.

The snapped line also cut power to a few surrounding traffic lights in the area.

No injuries were reported, according to officials.

It’s unclear how many residents lost power. Administrative officials with Denton Municipal Electric could not be reached for comment.

Denton police officers and firefighters blocked roads near the downed power line and urged residents to stay away because even though power to the line was cut, “it’s important to always treat it like it’s a live wire.”