Trafficpocalypse: U.S. 75 Edition

God's reign of terror against the region continues Tuesday afternoon with an all-timer of a traffic jam on U.S. 75. The freeway is closed in both directions at Forest Lane because of downed power lines on 75 proper and the service road. According to reports, a utility pole caught fire, leading to the lines crashing vengefully onto the traffic below.

Traffic is stopped. It is advisable to avoid 75 anywhere north of downtown at all costs.

Here's the view at 75 and Park Lane:

75 and Northpark Boulevard:

75 and Meadow South:

You can check the latest traffic camera shots on TxDOT's website.

Update 1:49 p.m.: And, 75 is back open. Oncor has cut power to the downed lines.

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Stephen Young has written about Dallas news for the Observer since 2014. He's a Dallas native and a graduate of the University of North Texas.
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