The City of Liberty is working to make repairs to a power line that that was knocked down by a falling tree Tuesday afternoon.
With temperatures expected to stay in the triple digits for a few more hours, City Manager Tom Warner says the City is doing its best to restore power in a timely manner.
He expects that power will be out for up to three more hours, coming back on sometime in the early evening. The estimated restoration time is 6 p.m.
“The initial report for the fallen tree said that a fire was started when the tree fell. We’ve also had a grass fire to which firefighters are responding,” he said.
Recognizing that some residents, particularly the elderly and very young, are susceptible to heat stress, Warner said that if someone has a true medical emergency to please call 911 to reach EMS and firefighters.
However, if residents have another option – such as going to a relative or friend’s house in a neighboring community – he recommends they try option so that firefighters and medics are able to respond to other calls for help.
The power outage is impacting a large portion of the City, including downtown. The Liberty County Courthouse closed early and sent employees home for the day.
Bluebonnet News will post updates if additional information becomes available.