Letter To The Editor: Utilities Service During Winter Storms … The Big Deal We Don’t Notice

By BOYD WATERS
Los Alamos
 
During these heavy winter storms, we have had steady delivery of electricity, water, and mail delivery.
 
The roads and main sidewalks have been kept clear of snow.
 
My kids think this is normal!
 
Icing on our roof interrupted our internet connection, but our provider, Los Alamos Network, had a technician here within 30 minutes after I reported it. I used my cell phone to contact them; my Verizon cellular service was working fine.
 
The only severe hardship we suffered this year was two weeks ago, a nationwide CenturyLink network outage disrupted internet and cellular connectivity up here. We had to read books (and newspapers).
 
Thanks to all who keep the lights on. The big deal we don’t notice.
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