The roofline above shows how the Suddenlink cable, snagged by a truck hauling railroad ties for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, pulled down bricks when it was wrenched out of service around 10 a.m. on Wednesday in downtown Monett.
Suddenlink Internet service along Broadway in Monett was down after a railroad boom truck caught and severed two main feeder lines on Sixth Street near Monett Public Works and The Monett Times, pulling down lines across a two-block area.
Sergio Escuita, a Suddenlink repairman and installer, responded to the scene, along with members of the Monett Police Department, to investigate the amount of damage caused by recoiling lines following the break.
Service was restored after around five hours.
Cable service lines that usually runs between poles along Kelly Creek were left dangling after the boom from a service truck pulled the lines down.
[Times Photo by Melonie Roberts]