Scene of suspicious package in Midland cleared

(Fernando Macias/CBS 7)

MIDLAND -- UPDATE: According to our photographer, the scene has now been cleared.

Midland police are on the scene of a suspicious package Thursday afternoon.

According to the Midland Police Department, the north and southbound lanes of Big Spring Street between Golf Course Road and Jax Avenue will be closed off for the next few hours as crews work to clear the scene.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area and find alternative routes.

CBS 7 will update this story as more information is released.