**UPDATED @ 7:10 PM, 03/13/18**
According to Big Spring Fire Chief Craig Ferguson and Big Spring Police Chief Chad Williams, a big rig carrying an over-sized load was driving eastbound on FM 700 earlier today when it tore down a Suddenlink fiber optic line. The line is still down in the area, but the roadway is clear. It was also noted that some of the repairs to the fiber optic line will have to be coordinated with TXDOT.
When asked if the driver received a citation for the incident, Chief Williams advised that he had not seen the report yet, but he did confirm that the driver was on his permitted route. The investigation is still ongoing.
At approximately 1 PM today, a semi-trailer knocked down a power line in front of Westover Pharmacy near the intersection of FM 700 and Westover Rd. in Big Spring. Law enforcement and Big Spring Fire Department are still on scene to resolve the issue.
At this time, traffic on FM 700 is being diverted to keep the area clear. Westbound traffic is still being turned around at the First Baptist Church and east bound eastbound traffic is being detoured onto Westover Rd.
Big Spring Fire Chief Craig Ferguson told KBest news that the best thing people can do right now is to find an alternate route to avoid the area, and let the crews work.