A power outage in Salem County on Friday impacted other areas of South Jersey by temporarily cutting off some fiber optic Internet and phone service, according to one of the companies that lease the cables.

The outage affected The Press of Atlantic City in Pleasantville for about an hour on Friday morning and some local police departments, including the Pleasantville Police Department, which reported problems with its non-emergency number.

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Pleasantville police on Friday afternoon said service was restored and all phones were properly functioning.

Warren Reyburn, a spokesman for West Chester, Pa.-based Line Systems Inc., said the power outage affected the fiber optic equipment that it leases from another company.

Among Line Systmers customers, about 200 business and commercial users of Internet and phone services in southern New Jersey were affected before a backup system through another fiber provider was implemented, he said.

NJ.com on Friday reported equipment failure at a Pennsville substation— prompted by a car crashing into a utility pole — left 5,600 customers without electricity in the morning, nearly all of whom had power restored by early afternoon.


Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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