Dove hunters cut Firefly service over the weekend
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Power is now back for some Firefly broadband customers after they lost internet and phone this weekend.
It happened because dove hunters shot at doves perched on power and communication lines and hit the lines instead of the birds.
The outage affected people in White Hall, Shannon Hill, Massie’s Mill and the Mt. Rush/Spencer Road area.
Firefly says they made temporary repairs over the weekend. But, to do permanent repairs this week there will need to be rolling outages.
Shooting at or through power and communication lines is a federal offense.