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Phone service outage in the Northeast Kingdom

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Much of the Northeast Kingdom was without phone service Saturday.

Fairpoint communication says service in Newport, West Burke, Barton, Orleans, Lyndonville, Troy, and St. Johnsbury was out from about 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

A FairPoint spokesperson tells Channel 3 that a piece of equipment failed in St Johnsbury causing the outage.

During the outage folks were able to make calls to other within their town.

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