Some phone service down Tuesday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 28, 2003

A cut phone line may have been to blame for an outage that left some Freeborn County customers without local or long-distance service Tuesday afternoon.

The Law Enforcement Center received many calls about the service outage, which started around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Customers of McLeod USA local phone service were without a dial tone for several hours, and those who have McLeod long distance could not place long-distance calls.

A McLeod operator said the company’s service technicians worked on the problem Tuesday afternoon, but could provide no details on when the problem was fixed.

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A Qwest operator said she had not heard of any outages for Qwest customers in the area.