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Cut line causes service hangup

A fiber optic line was severed somewhere between Silt and Rifle, stopping all phone service – including emergency 911 service – from getting through that corridor. The fiber optic line was cut about 4 p.m. Monday, leaving many callers hearing a fast busy signal when trying to call across the line breakage. “Somebody cut a line between Silt and Rifle,” Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said.”There are no 911 calls, and there are limited calling areas in Glenwood and New Castle.”Vallario said his office wasn’t sure what happened to the fiber optic line. Vallario said representatives from Qwest told him they expected the line to be repaired by 11 p.m. Monday.Calls to Qwest were not immediately returned. Contact Greg Massé: 945-8515, ext.

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