UPDATE: Cut phone cable in Hastings repaired; 911 service restored

UPDATE: As of 5 p.m. St. Johns County Fire Rescue says the cable has been repaired and 911 service restored to the area.



A cut telephone cable in Hastings has interrupted phone service and 911 coverage in the Hastings, Elkton and Flagler Eastates areas, local officials say.

In a joint news release Thursday the St. Johns County Sheriffs Office and St. Johns County Fire Rescue said the cut telephone fiber cable owned byWindstream Telephone Service had left customers unable to call 911.

Customers in Hastings that are affected are only able to call from customer to customer within a small geographic area of Hastings, the release said.

To assist residents in being able to reach help from the Sheriff’s Office or Fire Rescue, dispatchers have been sent to St. Johns County Fire Station 8 toanswer calls from those impacted and then relay those calls for assistance by radio or cell phone for dispatch.

Anyone in the affected area who needs help should call Station 8 at 692-3303.

While contractors are currently working to make repairs to the system, an estimated repair time is not available, the release said.