DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – Comcast says Friday’s train derailment in Perry County is the cause of a widespread internet and phone outage.
Verizon also confirmed they are experiencing an outage due to the fiber cut. Both companies say they have crews on site to begin repairs as soon as the area is safe to work in.
On Friday morning Central Dauphin School District posted on Facebook that there are “technical outages at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU)”, which is causing them and other area schools to experience internet outages.
Mechanicsburg Area School District and Camp Hill School District reported a similar issue due to a fiber cut reported to them by Comcast.
Members1st Credit Union also posted on its website saying they “are aware of a fiber cut with their data carrier” that is causing disruptions and interrupting services.
The derailment in Marysville on Friday occurred early Friday morning. There is no word on any potential damage or injuries caused by the derailment.