Some Phones Out On UNL Campus

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LINCOLN, Neb.-- Right as the school year is coming to an end, some phone lines on the University of Nebraska campus are out of commission. With most people having a cell phone, it may not seem like a big deal, but it's disabled emergency phones, fire alarm lines, and that's just for starters.

UNL said some students are even having trouble finding out if they're graduating because they can't call that office.

During construction on P Street Monday afternoon crews hit a Windstream cable, which disrupted connection to some areas of campus - including some blue-light emergency phones and elevator call buttons on campus. UNL has been using Twitter, its website and signs to keep students notified.

"Safety is our first concern here. And we want to be sure that everyone understands the situation and knows how to communicate with authorities if necessary," said spokesman Steve Smith.

UNL PD told 10/11 Monday that they aren't patrolling the buildings that are affected more, but they are keeping a close eye on them. The University said Windstream tells them it could be a few days before it's fixed, but for however long it takes they are finding ways around using landlines and making sure people are aware of any possible danger.