Beavers reportedly knock out cell phone and internet service in Canadian town

A town in Canada lost internet access due to the actions of a local beaver. 분명히, the animal damaged an important cable, causing about 900 people to lose access.

A spokesperson for internet provider Telus said that a beaver had chewed through a fiber cable at multiple points.

A spokesperson for internet provider Telus said that a beaver had chewed through a fiber cable at multiple points. (iStock)

The incident occurred in Tumbler Ridge in 브리티시 컬럼비아, 그만큼 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 보고서. A spokesperson for internet provider Telus told the news outlet that a beaver had chewed through a fiber cable at multiple points.

The damage resulted in the town losing access to the internet.

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In a statement obtained by the CBC, a spokesperson for Telus said, “Our team located a nearby dam, and it appears the beavers dug underground alongside the creek to reach our cable, which is buried about three feet underground and protected by a 4.5-inch thick conduit. The beavers first chewed through the conduit before chewing through the cable in multiple locations.

When the repair crews went to investigate, they found damage to more sections of the cable, 그만큼 뉴욕 포스트 보고서. 분명히, multiple beavers had dug underground alongside a creek in order to reach the cables.

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Workers reportedly found evidence that the beavers were using material from the cables to build their dams.

Internet service was reportedly lost around 4 in the morning and it wasn’t restored until about 6:30 오후. 일요일에. Technicians reportedly worked around the clock but struggled due to the freezing weather conditions.

언론매체에 따르면, both web and cell phone service was disrupted. 동안 900 people reportedly lost power, the area has a population of about 2,000 사람들.

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