Communication Blackout in Livingston County

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FOWLERVILLE, MI -- Thousands of people from Fowlerville to Howell are without phone service tonight.

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office says it's due to a damaged optic fiber cable from earlier today.

That line is owned by AT&T but it does transmit signals through other carriers. So far only AT&T and Verizon customers have been affected.

Three western areas of Livingston County are affected including Conway, Handy and Iosco.

Landline phone numbers beginning in (517) 223-xxxx are affected and can only make calls to other (517) 223-xxxx numbers.

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office has placed a deputy with a radio at the Fowlerville Fire Station. If you are affected and have an emergency call (517) 223- 8561.

There is no timetable for repair.