This is not an April Fool’s joke.
Wednesday, between 11 p.m. and midnight, Hauser Lake residents and businesses won’t have telephone service. GTE is replacing a telephone switch damaged by a lightning strike.
The switch still works, but the back-up mechanism no longer functions, GTE said.
Area residents will be able to use cellular telephones, but 911 service will not be available during the one-hour repair job.
In case of emergency, residents can go to the Hauser Lake Fire Department at 6345 W. Hauser Lake Road. They also can contact a GTE crew at the intersection of Hauser Lake Road and East Hauser Lake Road.
The crew will have cellular telephones, GTE said.