Greenwich as well as parts of its neighbors in Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook, NY were without Verizon telephone service late Tuesday afternoon, Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei.
Tesei made the announcement about 5:15 p.m. April 2 during the Greenwich Public Schools Community Service Awards Ceremony at Parkway School. After congratulating the 20 honorees, Tesei apologized in advance for possibly "having to duck out" to deal with the outage.
He said the outage affected the town's telephone system as well as Greenwich Hospital. But the town's 911 emergency phone system was operational, said Tesei, who was in cell phone and email contact with Greenwich Emergency Management Director Dan Warzoha. "It's a Verizon network issue" that apparently didn't impact the eastern end of Greenwich, Tesei said.
Most of the town's service was restored by about 7 p.m., Tesei said following the ceremony.
Efforts to reach Verizon representatives were unsuccessful Tuesday night. The exact number of customers affected was not available.