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BRIEF: Verizon phone service interrupted
[June 28, 2009]

BRIEF: Verizon phone service interrupted

PHOENIX PARK, Jun 28, 2009 (Republican & Herald - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Circuit problems caused phone outages for about 200 Verizon customers Saturday in Branch Township, in the villages of Llewellyn and Phoenix Park, but technicians were able to restore service by 10:45 p.m., according to Verizon spokesman Lee Gierczynski.

Meanwhile, some Verizon customers in other parts of the township and Minersville had phone service with interference between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, said a supervisor at the Schuylkill County Communications Center.

During the outage, the communications center made efforts to make sure people without phone service could connect with them in case of an emergency.

Llewellyn and Phoenix Park fire companies were staffed in case residents without cell phones needed help, the supervisor said.

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