Published On: Thu, Jul 7th, 2011

Phone outage planned

HARTINGTON — A planned Qwest communications upgrade will affect local residents who want to call 911 or make a  long distance call on Thursday and early Friday.

Hartelco General Manager Bill Dendinger said maintanence in Norfolk will affect Hartington long distance calling.

“We’ve been notified that Qwest will be doing maintenance in Norfolk this evening that will affect some services in Hartington,” he said. “Qwest has informed us that the 911 emergency circuits and long distance services both to and from Hartington will be out of service from 10 p.m. Thursday until 6  a.m. on Friday.

Dendinger said that local calls within the Hartelco service area will not be affected. He said internet service should not be affected, either.