Many AT&T wireless customers in northeastern North Carolina were knocked off the grid Saturday because of a damaged fiber optic line.

Outages were reported in Elizabeth City, Kill Devil Hills, Moyock, Manteo and Kitty Hawk.

Website outage tracker DownDetector reported that most of the area was experiencing problems.

AT&T spokesperson Ann Elsas told Virginia Beach television station WAVY 10 that the interruption was due to damage done to a fiber optic line and that repairs were being done.

‘We continue to work closely with the local service provider in the Outer Banks area to make repairs to restore wireless service,” Elsas told the station.

The Daily Advance was unable to reach Elsas or other AT&T spokespeople on Saturday.