Telephone outage silences Bel Pre, Rippling Road neighborhoods

Local,News,Karl B. Hille
A power surge knocked out phone service to 2,000 residents of the Bel Pre and Rippling Brook Road neighborhoods of Montgomery County, officials reported.

The outage may last through the weekend, according to a text message sent through Montgomery County's emergency alert system.

"Those without phone service who need emergency assistance should go to the nearest fire station for help," the alert advised.
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