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Frontier phone service restored

As of Monday morning, Frontier Communication phone service has been restored to most of the area that lost it Sunday due to an outage at the Ahsahka switching facility.

According to Martin Erkela, Moscow/Pullman area manager, the facility was knocked out either by a lightning strike or power surge. Normally when one power inverter is knocked out the other takes over, but both were knocked out this time.

Those whose phone service is still out need to contact Frontier and let them know because sometimes power surges effect individual customer's phone equipment and that will need repaired.

He said the thunderstorm that rolled through the area late Saturday into Sunday also had Pierce, Weippe, Elk River and St. Maries out for awhile. That service is also back up.

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