Line cuts near Lincoln Depot
result in disruption of electricity and fiber optics
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[May 10, 2017]
- 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
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.