Line cuts near Lincoln Depot result in disruption of electricity and fiber optics

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[May 10, 2017]  LINCOLN -  Custom Underground Inc., Utility Construction crews were brought into downtown Lincoln on Tuesday afternoon. Construction related to development of areas surrounding the high speed rail led to electrical and fiber optic cables being cut.

A representative of Custom said that their crew planned to work through the night to find and repair damage to a fiber optic cable. Already there had been graduated progress. He expected everything to back to normal by morning.

Communications workmen from Frontier were also on hand.

The electrical damages impacted crossing gates along the railroad crossings into downtown Lincoln earlier in the day. Union Pacific crews were out to supervise and manually operate crossing gates as needed. While power had been restored by evening, railroad crews remained in the area.

[Jan Youngquist]

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