Some residents of Wellman were without phone service for part of the afternoon yesterday. The Washington County Communications Center received notice around 1:40 yesterday that all phone services were down due to faulty equipment. Cara Sorrells with the Communications Center says repairs to fix the issue were underway immediately and only those customers with new fiber optic service were affected.
All other Wellman residents were not affected. Just before 3:00 yesterday afternoon, all service was restored. Residents were urged to use cell phones to call 911 during the outage.