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Crash Brings Down Power Lines, Disrupts Bus, Verizon Services

By Potomac Local September 3, 2014 11:00 am

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New OmniLink buses that serve Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park. The buses have a new look more aligned with the overall color scheme for the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission. [Submitted photo]

New OmniLink buses that serve Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park. The buses have a new look more aligned with the overall color scheme for the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission. [Submitted photo]

TRIANGLE, Va. – Some Verizon customer are without service in the Triangle area today following a truck crash that brought down power lines on Old Triangle Road. 

Here’s a statement from Harry J. Mitchell, a spokesman for Verizon: 

A vehicle accident overnight has broken a utility pole and damaged one of our fiber-optic cables serving some Verizon customers in the Triangle area.  The accident occurred at Old Triangle and Post Street.  We estimate that a couple thousand customers could be affected.  Services affected could include voice, TV and Internet.

Our crews are on site and are working to replace the pole and damaged section of fiber cable.  They then will splice in the new cable to restore service to customers.  We expect that we will have all service restored late today or this evening.

Some OmniLink local transit buses are also experiencing delays due to the downed lines. Here’s the information we have from the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission: 

Due to downed power lines on Old Triangle Road, the following bus stops will not be serviced by Dumfries OmniLink buses until further notice:

· Old Triangle & Steele (southbound)

· Old Triangle & Sound View (northbound)

· Old Triangle & Kearsarge (northbound)

The closest alternate stops are:

Graham Park & Old Triangle

· Fuller Heights & Old Triangle

A supervisor is in the area to provide assistance if necessary.

Minor delays may occur due to detouring around Old Triangle Road. Updates will be sent as conditions change.

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