Downed ca­ble closes part of North Street in Elk­ton

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By BRI­ANNA SHEA

bshea@ce­cil­whig.com

— North Street be­tween Rail­road Av­enue and High Street was closed for sev­eral hours on Wed­nes­day morn­ing as work­ers fixed a downed ca­ble that had knocked out land­line ser­vice to the sur­round­ing area.

The out­age was caused when a trash truck was ex­it­ing Brown Court onto North Street and hit the ca­ble, said Capt. Joseph Zurolo, Elk­ton Po­lice Depart­ment spokesman. He said the truck came too close to the build­ing where the wire hangs a bit lower.

Kel­ley Soup, an out­side plant tech­ni­cian with Ver­i­zon, said he re­ceived a call at 7 a.m. about a downed pole, but when he ar­rived

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at the scene it was only the ca­ble.

Soup said the wires within the ca­ble must be spliced, or hooked back up, be­fore peo­ple have ser­vice.

The street was re­opened at around 11:15 a.m. on Wed­nes­day, said Lewis Ge­orge, town ad­min­is­tra­tor.

Ser­vice was re­stored around 3 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, said Michael Mur­phy, pub­lic re­la­tions man­ager with Ver­i­zon.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY BRI­ANNA SHEA

Ver­i­zon em­ploy­ees work to fix the downed ca­ble and re­store land­line ser­vice on Wed­nes­day.

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