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DOT Crew Cuts Cable Providing Embarq Service

Posted March 25, 2008 3:44 p.m. EDT

— A state Department of Transportation contractor running a water line on Tuesday hit an Embarq multi-fiber cable that provides telephone and cell phone service to the Harnett County town of Coats.

As many as 1600 lines could have been affected, Tom Matthews, manager of media relations for Embarq said.

Many customers were back in service shortly after the repairs began, and service was expected to be completely restored by about 3:30 p.m., Matthew said.