Fallen Tree Brings Down Phone Lines

By: Mollie Lair Email
By: Mollie Lair Email

UPDATE: 3/5/2012 8:33 PM

The West Virginia Department of Highways says Lake Washington Road is clear of debris and has been reopened.

The tree fell onto Lake Washington Road, bringing phone lines down with it.

Frontier Communications says the lines didn't break, but the telephone pole will be replaced. Homes in the neighborhood weren't affected.
Fallen trees is a common problem with these weather conditions.

"We have fallen trees fairly frequently especially with this type of weather we've been having...with it being so wet," says Washing Bottom Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Barker.

The Department of Highways is removing the tree from the roadway.
The Washington Bottom Volunteer Fire Department says it'll take a few hours to clear.

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