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All Verizon Services Restored From Md. Derailment

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. says all services disrupted by a train derailment near Baltimore have been restored.

The New York-based company said Wednesday that all services were operating normally by 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Land-line services to some customers were disrupted Monday night when 21 cars from a CSX coal train derailed in Ellicott City. The wreck killed two people and damaged Verizon fiber optic lines hanging from poles along a train bridge.

The telecommunication problems reached all the way to the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Lawyers there couldn’t access information on government computers. That forced a one-day delay in pretrial hearings for five men charged with orchestrating and aiding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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