Section of Hwy 277 closed Friday to remove large beam

ABILENE, Texas - TX-DOT will be closing US 277 from FM 1235 to FM 89 on Friday to remove a beam that became stuck on the road Monday.

The beam weighs and estimated 175,000 pounds, and fell off a trailer that was hauling it.

The closure will start at 7 a.m. and will last until the beam is removed. Traffic will be diverted at FM 1245 and FM 89.

TX-DOT officials encourage drivers to be especially watchful when traveling through the area.

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