NMSP: Damaged cable causes cell service outage in Socorro County

SOCORRO, N.M. — A fiber optic cable was damaged in Socorro County, causing disruptions in 911 services as well as cell phone and internet services throughout the county.

Authorities say residents can contact emergency services at (575) 835-422.

Gale Tripp, Socorro County Emergency Center manager, said that as of 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Verizon had completed repairs to the fiber optic cable.

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