UPDATE: Local businesses without phones or credit card services, as AT&T fixes broken wires | Local News


AT&T technicians work to repair fallen cables outside the Yamato Japanese Steakhouse, 1302 Hillsboro Blvd. Although the pole was repaired following a car crash on Saturday April 7, many businesses are without phone and credit card service. -Staff photo by Casey Watts

By Casey Watts, Editor-in-Chief * As of Friday, April 13, at around 5 p.m., Cathy Lewandowski, public relations manager at AT&T, said services had been fully restored. Although the utility pole was once again standing and debris was cleared the night of the car crash on Saturday April 7 on Hillsboro Boulevard, many surrounding businesses still lacked phone and card service. credit to Thursday April 12. Be careful driving near Yamato’s Japanese steakhouse, 1302 Hillsboro Blvd., as this is where the team works to fix the wires. Both traffic lanes are open during this period. “We are working to repair the damage caused by a traffic accident in the Manchester area. The technicians have worked tirelessly to restore service and we hope it will be completed soon, ”said Cathy Lewandowksi, public relations manager at AT&T. She explained that their technicians worked 14-hour shifts to try to speed up the process. She was unable to provide an estimate of how long this will take or how many businesses were affected. Phones aren’t the only things that can be down for some businesses – credit card machines need phone lines to function. Russell Stover management (at 2244 Hillsboro Blvd), told a Times employee, they ordered a wireless card reader to process credit card transactions while repairs are in progress. Their offices expect services to be restored no later than April 20, although this could not be confirmed by Lewandowski. If you are trying to contact businesses on Hillsboro (Hwy 41) and are unable to reach them by phone, you may need to go to the store. SEE RELATED:


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