Telephone outages have been reported in Southern Colorado and
throughout the San Luis Valley today, Monday, February 6.
People in the Crestone and Alamosa area are reported to have local phone service,
but no long distance or cell phone service.
According to, and NewsChannel 13, “A CenturyLink representative says a
fiber optic line was cut near Colorado City around 10:40 a.m. Customers are experiencing
a loss of cell phone and data service across the San Luis Valley, stretching to Buena Vista, Trinidad,
La Veta, Monte Vista, Walsenburg, and other areas. According to Verizon,
22 Verizon communication towers have been affected by the cut line.
911 calls are not affected in this outage because there are backups for the emergency
service. CenturyLink estimates that the repairs will be completed sometime Monday
afternoon, but they are not able to give a specific time.”
However, as of 4 pm on Monday, full service was not available to the affected region.