KANE COUTNY – Beginning at midnight Monday, all phone services in Kane County will be down, including 911 emergency access, as crews work to repair a line that was damaged last year by a water main break in the valley area.
“You will not be able to use land lines, cell phone, text, or Internet,” Kane County Emergency Services said in a statement issued at 10 p.m. Monday.
About a year ago, there was a water main break on Mt. Carmel, north of Kanab, Sgt. Alan Alldredge, Director of Emergency Services for Kane County Sheriff’s Office, said.
The break severed a fiber optic line at the time that cut phone service countywide, he said, similar to the suspension of service that will be experienced Monday night. At the time, a temporary repair was made to the fiber optic line and tonight a permanent repair will be made.
The phone service interruption, expected to last up to 4 hours, will also prevent the public from making any calls, including to 911.
Those needing assistance during that time should go to the following areas:
- Kanab | A command center will be located in the parking lot of Glazier’s Market in Kanab. The public can go to the command center or to the hospital to get help.
- In the Valley | The public should go to Chief Earl Levangers house located next to the fire station.
- Cedar Mountain | The public should go to the fire station and knock on the trailer parked on the east side of the station.
St. George News Editor-in-Chief Joyce Kuzmanic contributed to this report.
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