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Lamar Blvd. Partially Closed

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Update: Via Twitter, Austin Energy confirms reports stating Lamar Boulevard near MLK Boulevard is partially reopen, and should be completely clear closer to 3 p.m.

Original post (9:06 a.m.): Part of Lamar Boulevard is shut down this morning because Austin Energy crews are working to repair a utility pole.

Austin Energy Spokesman Ed Clark says a tree fell onto utility lines, bringing the pole down onto the street.

Northbound traffic on Lamar in the area is being diverted to 15th Street, and southbound traffic is being diverted to MLK.

Clark estimates the roadway will be reopened around 11 a.m. or noon.

Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
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