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Qwest workers worked to repair cable break

On the day before Thanksgiving, a contractor drilled through four enormous telephone cables next to Highway 9 in Silverthorne, cutting off telephone service for thousands of telephone customers in the Silverthorne area. Qwest employees were on the spot within minutes, and for the next 36 hours, as many as 12 Qwest people at a time were sitting in cable vaults and trenches, pulling replacement cables and making literally thousands of splices to restore service. This went on through Thanksgiving and the next day, in miserable cold weather. Not only were Summit County Qwest people in these vaults, but also Qwest people brought in from other counties.The thousands of people whose service was restored during this four-day weekend all owe a debt of gratitude to these Qwest people, who gave up their holiday in response to this damage. Thank you to all of these Qwest employees.

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