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Tree knocks out cable service to thousands

Posted: Thursday, Dec 20th, 2012

At dawn Thursday, an army of utility workers, including this crew of brush cutters from Central Lincoln PUD, was gathered at the scene of a widespread cable outage that left customers of Charter Communications without telephone, TV and Internet services. Left to right are Justin Olson, James Erickson and Todd Wright. (Photo by Rick Beasley)

OTTER ROCK High winds toppled a 24-inch diameter fir tree into a main power line at the southern base of Cape Foulweather Wednesday night, snapping a utility pole and causing lines to sag in the path of a semi-trailer truck that severed cable service to as many as 10,000 residential and business customers of Charter Communications.

For the complete article see the 12-21-2012 issue.

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