Copper theft in the Area - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Copper theft in the Area

Amarillo, TX - A recent incident of copper theft has surfaced in two different locations in the area. 

At Loop 335 and North Coulter and at FM 1151, South Amarillo, along the S Curve. 

At The Loop, there is no damaged seen because TxDot already cleaned up all the damages. 

But at FM 1151, damages can still be seen. 

TxDot says the thief or thieves took the covers off the bottom of the lights along both highways, and pulled out all the wiring...including the copper wiring. 

TxDot Spokesman, Paul Braun says copper wiring is very valuable right now and he assumes that is what they were after. 

The damages from both highways average about $40,000 and could take a month to repair. 

TxDot's biggest concern in this incident is safety. They say having no lights along these highways in the early morning and late at night is dangerous for drivers. 

TxDot is asking is anyone saw anything out in these areas that was unusual, to call law enforcement. 
  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Marine vet takes plea deal in PTSD pot bust

    Marine vet takes plea deal in PTSD pot bust

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:41:42 GMT

    Kristoffer Lewandowski, the Marine veteran charged with possession of multiple marijuana plants in Comanche County, has accepted a plea deal. The plea agreement with the Comanche County District Attorney's office resolves all pending charges filed against Lewandowski. 

    Kristoffer Lewandowski, the Marine veteran charged with possession of multiple marijuana plants in Comanche County, has accepted a plea deal. The plea agreement with the Comanche County District Attorney's office resolves all pending charges filed against Lewandowski. 

  • G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda

    G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:36:43 GMT
    Friday, May 26 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:36:43 GMT

    The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations off its consensus game with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief.

    The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations off its consensus game with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief.

  • At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

    At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:36:30 GMT
    Friday, May 26 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:36:30 GMT

    Egyptian state TV: 23 people, 25 wounded in militant attack on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo.

    Egyptian state TV: 23 people, 25 wounded in militant attack on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo.

Powered by Frankly