Construction accident severs fiber optic lines

Repair could take hours

Published On: Mar 07 2014 12:46:31 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 07 2014 12:46:54 PM CST

A construction accident resulted in the severing of fiber optic lines on Madison’s west side, causing outages for some TDS Telecommunications customers.

An announcement on the company’s Facebook before noon on Friday said the accident occurred near the intersection of the Beltline and Gammon Road in Madison and the repair could take several hours. Customers in Verona, New Glarus, Monroe, Monticello, Juda and Albany are affected.

The company said it’s working to find alternate routes for services ahead of the completion of the repair work.

Numerous TDS customer services are affected.

Customers were told they do not need to call to report outages.