By WAYLON CUNNINGHAM
A company spokesperson said service was restored for AT&T’s mobile and landline phone customers in Liberty Hill early Thursday afternoon, roughly 24 hours after a fiber line was cut by a utility crew placing a pole.
Maps from downdetector.com, a website that tracks outages, reveal outages extending up to Lampasas and the surrounding area since approximately noon Wednesday.
An AT&T spokesperson said that repair crews worked through the night to resolve the problem.
“The issue is the result of a fiber cut caused by a third party working for another company when placing a utility pole,” read a statement released Wednesday by AT&T.
The cut reportedly occurred along State Highway 29.
Cashiers at the Valero Corner Store at Stonewall Parkway and at the A-Line Auto Parts, both of which are located along SH 29 where poles have been recently installed, say AT&T vans were parked outside early morning Thursday.