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Verizon customers experiencing outage, towers down blamed

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Verizon customers are experiencing an outage in Martinsville.

An employee at the Verizon store on Commonwealth Boulevard West in Martinsville told customers that were rushing inside that "all the towers on the east coast are down."

At the store on Virginia Avenue in Collinsville, an employee said the problem was due to a tower down in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Both stores did not have an estimate time of restoration.

BTW21 News has reached out to Verizon corporate and has not received a response back at the time this article was published.

WINA reports that people across the Charlottesville area as far west as Crozet and as far east as Fluvanna County are experiencing either no service — or SOS, which means the carrier you normally use is out of service, but you’re in range of a rival network.

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