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Forum staff reports, Published December 04 2012

Cut line downs telephone service to more than 300 Cass County homes

FARGO – Telephone services have been temporarily lost to many rural communities just outside of Fargo after a phone line was cut on Tuesday afternoon.

About 318 customers in Arthur, Buffalo, Casselton, Hunter and Leonard have lost telephone landline services, the Red River Regional Dispatch Center said in a news release.

Technicians were on site around 2 p.m. Tuesday, and the outage could continue into the evening hours, the release said.

Those affected by the outage can still use cell phones to dial 911, the release said.