Optics, cable lines downed Tuesday

A “wide load” traveling westward down US 79 through Rockdale knocked fiber optics and cable lines into the road just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Police got a number of calls about a “downed power line” but that turned out not to be the case, according to police

Police listed the truck driver as Wallace Hayes of Maine. The situation briefly slowed traffic.

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