Lightning disrupted phone, Internet service

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The chairlift at Marble Mountain wasn’t the only casualty caused by the thunderstorms that roared through western Newfoundland recently.

A telephone line located near Watson’s Brook was also struck by a lightning bolt, burning a section of cable.

The section of fibre optic cable had to be replaced, resulting in service issues affecting long-distance telephone calls and high-speed Internet in communities from Pasadena to Parsons Pond, including Deer Lake.

According to Bell Aliant, the outage started 2 p.m. Tuesday and crews were able to restore service by 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Organizations: Bell Aliant

Geographic location: Marble Mountain, Newfoundland, Pasadena Parsons Pond

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