Emergency Advisory: No phone, Internet midnight to 4 a.m. in Kane County

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.

Email: kscott@stgnews.com

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3 Comments

  • fun bag May 12, 2015 at 12:51 am

    ???? What date? midnight monday next week?

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic May 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

      Last night, fun bag. Just for fun, a word on days vs. dates: In newswriting, we will use a day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, et cetera) if it falls within seven days of the date the report is published; we will use a date (May 10, for example) if it falls beyond that seven-day window. Wasn’t that fun?
      Thanks for the scrutiny, I like it. 🙂
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  • fun bag May 12, 2015 at 11:05 am

    all good, but was confused by the “midnight monday” bit…

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