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CABLE FALLS ACROSS FREEWAY DAMAGING VEHICLE

Just after 8 am Tuesday morning a dozer working in the construction site on Community Drive struck a fiber optic line causing it to fall across the main lanes and southbound feeder of US 59. A Dodge pickup which was southbound struck the cable , ripping off the hood and removing the windshield. The driver was not injured, but by him striking the cable it was snapped preventing any other vehicles from striking it. A second vehicle received minor damage. The pole supporting the line was also broken.

The freeway reopened just before 9am.

Crews are working to repair the line which may run into the night as US 59 will need to be closed for a short time to restring the cable.

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