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Posted on: December 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Service disruption affects Humboldt County

UPDATE: AT&T crews worked through the storm last night splicing (fixing) the severed fiber optic line, and as of 8:15 this morning all services in Humboldt County should be back up and running.

At around 10:45 this morning a CalTrans work crew performing storm cleanup between Fortuna and Rio Dell unintentionally severed an AT&T fiber optic cable, which disrupted phone and internet service to Humboldt County.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office can still receive 9-1-1 and emergency calls. All of the Sheriff’s substations are currently open and staffed. If you have a non-emergency call, you can reach the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251.

Several county offices have been affected by the service disruption and email may be unavailable. You can contact staff via phone. Our phone directory is at

As there is currently no expected time for service restoration, family and friends are vulnerable at this time, especially with the impending storm set to hit our area. Please take time to check on your family, friends and neighbors to make sure they are safe.

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