COX outage affects downtown BR

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A traffic accident has caused a COX Cable outage affecting homes and businesses in downtown Baton Rouge.

The outage is affecting COX Cable TV, Internet and phone services.

The Monday afternoon accident, near North Street and Acadian Thruway, knocked down a utility pole and ruptured three COX Cable fiber optic lines, said COX Public Affairs Manager Sharon Bethea.

"Crews are on the scene now and are working to repair the damages and restore services as soon as possible," Bethea said at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Bethea did not know how many customers were affected. The accident happened around 2:30pm.

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