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Crash Takes Out Cable And Internet Service
Wednesday Apr 11, 2018 12:15pm
Fawn River Township, St. Joseph Co. MI

By: Mike Stiles

(photo courtesy of Google Maps)

(FAWN RIVER TOWNSHIP) – A vehicle crash Monday evening took out cable and internet service around portions of eastern St. Joseph County.

Michigan State Police from the White Pigeon Detachment say a semi driven by John Smoll of Ohio was transporting an excavator on Fawn River Road near Big Hill Road. Troopers say equipment was over the legal height and struck some telephone and cable lines, damaging them and causing the loss of services.

Spectrum says customers around the Sturgis and Colon areas were the hardest hit by the outage. Other customers in the eastern part of St. Joseph County also were without cable, internet and phone services for several hours while repairs were being made.

Spectrum says it took almost 24 hours for services to be totally restored.

Smoll was not injured in the incident, but was given a citation by Michigan State Police.
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