Copper thief causes phone and internet outage

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT)- Folks in Perry County had to deal with a phone and internet outage today thanks to a copper thief.

Officials with Windstream tell us a copper thief cut a fiber-optic line in Perry County which disrupted phone and internet service to almost 1,500 customers at the outages peak. Restoration efforts are on-going and they hope to have service back up for everyone before the end of Monday. If you see anyone tampering with phone lines you are encouraged to call police.


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