A large tree has come down on 25,000 volt power lines on Firetower at Portman which is just south of SH 242. When the tree snapped the lines were struck shorting them out before they landed on the ground . One of the phases landed on a vehicle which suffered no damage, New Caney Fire Department is on the scene.
Entergy, which made the location a short time ago said the power lines which are a major feeder could have people without power until Sunday night.
In the mean time Firetower will remain closed.