All lanes reopen at S Lamar at Barton Springs after repairs

Austinites saw major traffic in South Austin on Wednesday morning.

All lanes of South Lamar were closed at Barton Springs for emergency repairs after a car hit a power pole.

Austin Energy says the electric lines fell into the roadway, forcing authorities to close South Lamar.

(ATX Transportation and Public Works)

Traffic was backed up at least 10 blocks.

Austin Energy says it's working to restore power to the businesses and homes in the area. For restoration updates, check the Austin Energy Power Outage map.