- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after several fiber optic lines were cut in Stockton leaving many without cellphone or landline service.

The Stockton Record reports (https://bit.ly/1V5THHG ) that the AT&T; lines were damaged Tuesday night and that service was restored by 4 p.m. Wednesday.

San Joaquin Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Konecny says the county’s cellular 911 system was affected by the cut lines, with service restored just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

AT&T; spokesman Matthew Cross says it is unknown how many customers were affected.

Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Heidi Flato says service was interrupted for their customers in the area as well.

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Information from: The Record, https://www.recordnet.com/

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