Kilgore roads closed, buildings damaged by storms

Kilgore residents affected by downed trees, power outages
Kilgore residents affected by downed trees, power outages
Published: Jun. 16, 2023 at 9:11 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2023 at 11:46 AM CDT
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KILGORE, Texas (KLTV) - In the wake of Thursday night’s severe weather, certain roadways were inaccessible and damage could be found all over town.

The city’s water utility was operating under emergency power until around 11 a.m., and as such city officials requested that residents reduce their use of water and sewer services until power was restored to the necessary facilities. The power has since returned, and conservation is no longer necessary according to the Kilgore Utilities Director.

The Kilgore Animal Hospital on Hwy 259 experienced damage as well, with at least one utility pole snapped at the base by strong winds.

The Kilgore Animal Hospital on Hwy 259 experienced damage as well, with at least one utility pole snapped at the base by strong winds.

The storms also have made certain roadways inaccessible. Highway 259 in Kilgore between Woodlawn and Dudley is expected to be closed throughout the day. At least one utility pole is down on Highway 259.

Siding ripped from Kilgore structure by Thursday night storm.
Siding ripped from Kilgore structure by Thursday night storm.(KLTV Staff)