Cut fiber line kills cellphone service in NW Colorado |

Cut fiber line kills cellphone service in NW Colorado

Summit Daily News staff report

A Verizon Wireless cell service outage was caused in at least parts of Gra nd County shortly after 2 p.m. Monday after a CenturyLink fiber line was cut in the Frisco/Dillon area.

Some landlines were affected as well.

Verizon spokesman Bob Kelley said 32 of the company’s cell tower sites are affected. Service is out across Northwest Colorado, including Summit and Grand counties. He did not have an estimate on when service might be restored or how many customers in the region are affected.

The Summit County Office of Emergency Management sent out a message through Summit County Alert stating Summit County Communications is aware of the outages, and asks 911 only be used for emergencies. The Summit School District also sent out an alert saying it is unable to receive phone calls or email communications within or beyond the district.

A spokesman for CenturyLink was not immediately available this afternoon.

The Denver Post contributed to this article.