Roughly 35 Metropolis of Seattle amenities misplaced landline cellphone service on Wednesday after a building crew working downtown minimize a fiber line.

The crew was slicing cement close to sixth Ave. and Virginia Avenue when it by accident minimize the road round 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a metropolis spokesman mentioned. Officers had remoted the problem by 1 p.m., however a number of metropolis buildings, together with a part of the Seattle Police Division, have been with out landline cellphone service for a lot of the day.

Town’s Emergency Operations Heart was among the many companies affected, however officers mentioned 911 service was operational all through the outage. Most Seattle Hearth stations additionally misplaced service, together with Seattle Metropolis Corridor and the Seattle Municipal Courtroom.

Metropolis Corridor was additionally hit by an influence outage final Might, when an gear failure knocked out energy for a lot of the downtown Seattle space. In accordance with a spokesman, Wednesday’s fiber line outage didn’t have an effect on a particular space, however slightly buildings unfold all through the town.

Many of the companies have been restored by four p.m.