Downed cable closes part of North Street in Elkton
— 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
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.
Verizon employees work to fix the downed cable and restore landline service on Wednesday.