Update: Fiber break located in Bayfield, repair estimated between 2-6 p.m.

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    According to Archuleta County Broadband Services Manager Eric Hittle, CenturyLink sources report that today’s fiber break is actually in Bayfield and not at Colo. 151 as originally reported.
    A splicing crew is on site, with an estimated repair between 2-6 p.m.
    For many users, cell phone service is down or degraded and some landlines are not functioning. Hittle also noted, “It is also affecting Zito heavily and causing degraded services due to overloaded circuits on Visionary Internet as well.”
    Archuleta County Combined Dispatch Center Emergency Communications Director Kati Harr explained that the dispatch center has activated its continuity of operations plan to receive 911 calls. The center’s 911 and admin lines are down. At this time, 911 calls will roll to Durango/La Plata Emergency Communications Center and the information will be relayed via one of the Regional Interoperability Channels.