Cell and phone land lines restored in Tooele County after fiber optic line cut
TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Cell phones and land lines within Tooele County have been restored after outages Monday evening, according to Tooele County authorities.
The cause of the outage is a cut fiber optic line, said Joe Dougherty, spokesman for the Utah Office of Emergency Management. It is unknown how many residents are currently affected.
Officials say a construction crew accidentally cut the lines, and they anticipate service to be back on between 10 and 11 p.m.
Dougherty said Sprint and Verizon are working. AT&T is trying to get back online. Some Verizon customers are reporting they don’t have service.
Any phone with a dial tone is able to make a 911 call, Dougherty said. Emergency calls are being handled by Utah Valley Dispatch.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.