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UPDATE: Spectrum tower secured

KGNS received word from Spectrum on Thursday night that the tower 1300 block of Calton Road had been safely secured.
Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 1:17 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 4, 2021 at 11:44 PM CST
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - UPDATE: People in one west Laredo neighborhood were able to return to their homes after having spent much of the day evacuated due to an unstable phone tower in the area.

KGNS received word from Spectrum on Thursday night that the tower 1300 block of Calton Road had been safely secured.

First responders, including the Laredo police and fire departments and Spectrum workers, were called out to the scene at about one in the afternoon after someone had noticed structural damage to the tower.

Several apartment complexes and a Sam’s Club, Red Roof Inn, and Whataburger in the area had to be evacuated.

Everyone was able to return home after 10 p.m. on Thursday.

The type of damage to the tower is still not known at this time.

Below is the original text to this story:

Structural issues at a local cable company’s tower has prompted evacuations in central Laredo.

The incident was reported at around 1 p.m. when Laredo Police put out an alert advising residents that the 1300 block of Calton and surrounding areas have been shut down.

According to Laredo Police, this happened at the Spectrum tower located at the 1500 block of Calton and Santa Maria.

Authorities are in the process of evacuating businesses nearby as well as residents who live in the area.

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