Residents across the North County on Wednesday experienced cable, phone and internet outages after a utility pole snapped near Atascadero.
A semi truck driver traveling near the intersection of Monterey and Graves Creek roads about 10:15 a.m. snagged communication lines and pulled down a utility pole, according to an Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services tweet.
The downed pole affected Charter Spectrum and AT&T utilities in Templeton, Paso Robles and northern Atascadero, according to a Facebook post by the city of Atascadero.
"Our engineering team is engaged and is working to repair the damage and restore service as quickly as possible," said Charter Communications spokesman Bret Picciolo.
Monterey Road remained closed in the area as of 2 p.m., and was not planned to be reopened until later in the evening.