Cellphone Service Restored

As reported earlier, service to Verizon customers was interrupted Thursday morning when a railroad crew inadvertently cut a fiber optic line owned by Vision Net.

The information comes from Verizon spokesperson Meagan Dorsch. She described the affected area as widespread.

She said the service was interrupted for nearly seven hours, from 8:30 Thursday morning to 3 in the afternoon, when the connection was restored. The repair took longer than most, she said, because of what she called some odd circumstances.

The crew, she said, was with the Burlington/Northern-Santa Fe line. They were working near railroad tracks in Hysham, Montana.

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