Widespread Internet Outage Impacts Flathead Valley

Widespread Internet Outage Impacts Flathead Valley

Daily Inter Lake

A widespread internet outage affected much of the Flathead Valley Sunday night into Monday morning after a strong windstorm hit the area.

According to Bigfork Fire Chief Mark Thiry, a fiber optics line was cut in the Woods Bay area when a tree fell on a line. He said the storm hit at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

In an update to its customers Monday morning, local internet service provider Montana Sky said a live power line had been taken down by the tree and three power pole spans needed to be rerouted.

The company said fiber repair crews arrived on site around midnight, but were unable to work on the fiber optics cable due to danger from the downed power line…(Read the full story)

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