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UPDATE: Ritter service outage resolved

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
POINSETT COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Ritter Communications has restored service to several communities.

Those with Ritter should have services running normally as of Thursday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the company.

A fiber optic cable which runs under the St. Francis River near Payneway was reportedly damaged which caused the outage earlier in the day.

Ritter did not immediately know the cause of the damage.

The outage affected Bono, Brookland, Cash, Cherry Valley, Fisher, Grubbs, Harrisburg, Hickory Ridge, Horseshoe Loop, Lake City, Lunsford, Swifton, Trumann, Tulot, and Weiner.

Customers still experiencing problems with their service should call Ritter at 888-659-6009 for assistance.

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