AT&T says it expects to have service restored by midnight Tuesday to customers in the Dublin area who have been without land-line service for three days.
A car slammed into a utility pole in downtown Dublin on Saturday, damaging AT&T equipment on the pole and causing widespread outages in the area, said Ann Elsas, an AT&T communications manager. Technicians have worked “around the clock” to restore service, she said.
Elsas estimated that “several hundred” customers were affected.
“That’s the firmest number we can give,” she said.
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Recent rains also hindered efforts to restore service, as the accident left some equipment exposed to the elements.
“When it gets wet, it takes longer to repair,” Elsas said.