Contractor severs Watson Lake telephone cable

If you’re hoping to phone Watson Lake today, be patient. A contractor digging there yesterday severed a buried telephone cable.

If you’re hoping to phone Watson Lake today, be patient.

A contractor digging there yesterday severed a buried telephone cable.

That left 160 residential customers and 117 business lines affected, including the Watson lake nursing station and CIBC.

Luckily two Northwestel technicians were already in the area.

Working through the night, the technicians were able to restore some of the more important lines by 4:30 a.m. Friday.

Another technician is on route from Whitehorse to help restore another 150 lines.

“Rain in the area is slowing the repair process,” said Anne Kennedy, spokesperson for Northwestel.

“We hope to have everything fixed by the end of the day.”

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