AT&T repair crews at work on Pine Mountain's telephone system problem, Tuesday morning, a half mile east of Yellowstone Dr. on Mil Potrero Highway.
FRAZIER PARK; Tuesday, Jan. 29; 2 p.m.; The telephone system in the community of Pine Mountain, 14 miles west of Frazier Park, which failed on Sunday, Jan. 27 is now working. Phone calls to the tiny mountain community began getting through at around 11;00 a.m. this morning. All residents of Pine Mountain were cut off from phone service outside their community, but were able to phone one another within the 242 telephone exchange.
According to AT&T Service Technician Kris Kobliska, Kern County snow plow operators yesterday helped phone company personnel locate the "manhole" cover where flooding had shorted telphone connections.
"They helped us find the cover by plowing snow until we could see it," Kobliska said. "These lines are insulated and normally can withstand the water. We should have this working by around noon."
DSL internet services in Frazier Park and other areas were restored shortly after 1 p.m.
This is part of the January 25, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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