Cut in fiber-optic line interrupts 911 service in Avondale |

Cut in fiber-optic line interrupts 911 service in Avondale

AVONDALE – Qwest Communications says 911 service has been cut off in the town of Avondale because a fiber-optic line was severed. Residents in parts of La Junta, Lamar and surrounding areas served by CenturyTel in southeastern Colorado have lost phone service.CenturyTel spokeswoman Kim Valiquette did not immediately know how may customers were affected.Qwest spokeswoman Jennifer Barton said the line was severed in Pueblo, 15 miles to the west, by a crew working on a road project on Tuesday. She says crews expect to have service restored by Tuesday night.Until then, she said anyone with an emergency could call the Pueblo Rural Fire District or go to the fire station.She said she didn’t know how many customers were affected.

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