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October 18, 2013

Police Log: Oct. 18, 2013 — Cell phone outage

PLATTSBURGH — A Verizon Wireless cell phone service outage left many without use of their mobile phones Thursday.

“We did have a number of sites down,” John O’Malley, Verizon Wireless public relations representative for the Northern New York region said in an email.

The sites came back online at about 8:30 p.m., O’Malley said.

“Looks like an issue with some equipment on the land line network connecting the sites. We’re working to identify the root cause but all the sites are back on the air,” O’Malley said.

No further information was available Thursday.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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