Cable Cut, Road Out
3 telephone cable were severed by a contractor
trying to install new fiber-optic cables.
Business in the area have been hurt
by the loss of internet and credit card sales.
2 south bound lanes and 1 north-bound lane of
Wisconsin Ave., are closed for the repair crews.
Repairs will take at least 3 days.
Bell Atlantic had to give a cell-phone to one elderly man,
so he could call the hospital if his condition deteriorated.
5,300 customers are with out phone service.
Each cable can have as many as 2,000 active lines.
The 3 contained 3,500 active lines combined.
Local TV 'News' 4 reports the lanes will finally
be fully opened for tomorrow's rush hr.