UPDATE 2/6/13 @ 5 p.m.
GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- AT&T continues to work to repair phone service after the Gallia County Sheriff says it appears someone was trying to steal phone cable Wednesday morning.
The outage happened about 3 a.m. Wednesday on State Route 160 in Gallia County.
Nearly 500 people were without phone service between SR 160 and Oil Hollow Road at the intersection of State Route 554.
AT&T released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying, "Due to an apparent cable theft, some customers in the area of Gallipolis, Ohio may be experiencing issues with landline or wireless phone service. AT&T technicians are working to resolve the issue and will provide more information as it becomes available.”
No word when service will be restored to all customers.
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A 911 dispatcher tells WSAZ.com that someone pulled down a pole that was carrying a 900 pair line.
This happened about 3:30 a.m. on State Route 160 (Bulaville Pike Road).
The outage is s affecting customers between State Route 160 and Oil Hollow Road and the intersection of Route 554.
AT&T crews are on the scene making repairs. No word when phone service will be restored.
No arrests have been made.
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