Stormy Weather Downs Warning Siren In Texarkana

Tuesday's stormy weather took out a warning siren tower in Texarkana.

It also knocked out power in the surrounding area for a short time.

The tower on the north side of Interstate 30 at Jefferson Avenue is one of 16 placed throughout the city.

It's been in place since 1976, and the city says replacement parts aren't made for it anymore.

It's not known how long it will be down.

Dave Hall with Texarkana Emergency Management said, "If the tower is down for a considerable period of time, it could affect homes and businesses north of Interstate 30 as far as any warning signals."

Right now, Emergency Management officials say they don't know if they're going to be able to repair the tower or if they'll have to replace it.