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Cell service 'operating as usual' in Connecticut

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© Jill Konopka talks with Tex, who is from and with Virginia Recovery Logistics, in Killingly Saturday morning. © Jill Konopka talks with Tex, who is from and with Virginia Recovery Logistics, in Killingly Saturday morning.
KILLINGLY, CT (WFSB) -

Officials from AT&T told Eyewitness News that most cell sites throughout Connecticut are "operating as usual."

"We are coordinating our efforts with local and state officials and have additional resources, including crews and equipment, ready to deploy for restoration efforts as soon as we can ensure the safety of our people," said AT&T Connecticut State President Rodney Smith.

Smith said most customers will have cell service at "normal or near-normal operational levels" in the hardest hit areas such as Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

"We have deployed additional resources, including crews and equipment, for restoration efforts and will work around the clock until full service is restored," Smith said.

Eyewitness News talked with employees from Recovery Logistics, which is an emergency disaster relief communications company.

Usually when disasters hit, service from cell towers become spotty and the towers control the service for Internet, cell phones and emergency calls.

So crews from Recovery Logistics plow their way into the sites, set up generators and restore power to the site.

"When we are running around in this stuff, it is really no joke," said Tex of Recovery Logistics. "It is very serious and very dangerous."

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