Communications have been restored after the Smith County Road and Bridge Department could not receive or initiate phone calls or emails most of the day Friday.

The problem occured after cable lines were accidentally cut by a construction crew late Thursday afternoon, according to a county news release. 

Suddenlink had a crew at the facility, working on replacing or repairing the lines and communications were restored Friday evening, according to the county.

While the department could not receive phone calls or emails, their radios were working to receive emergency calls that came in through dispatch. 

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I started working at the Tyler Morning Telegraph in June 2016. I am a retired U.S. Air Force Sr. Master Sergeant. After a 21-year military career, in Security Forces, the military police of the Air Force, I went back to college and studied journalism.

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