ROGERS PARK — "Emergency" repairs were needed early Tuesday after an AT&T cable was damaged in the 7400 block of North Greenview Avenue, authorities said.
Some neighbors were awoken about 12 a.m. Tuesday as crews with the telecom giant began repairing the underground cable.
An AT&T employee at the scene said the "damaged cable" might have been caused by another utility crew digging in the area.
Just down the street on Tuesday afternoon, Peoples Gas was digging under Greenview.
An AT&T spokeswoman confirmed late Tuesday that a "third-party construction crew" cut a cable and some customers "in the Rogers Park neighborhood may be experiencing issues with landline voice and Internet services."
Resident Jim Kloet said he and his wife were disturbed by what sounded like a "jackhammer" about midnight just outside of his apartment above Towbar in Jarvis Square.
"We were just getting ready to go to bed," said Kloet, 30, who then took his Golden Retriever, Rasta, on a walk to see what the commotion was all about.
He said his wife woke up about 2 a.m. and the construction persisted.
Wayne Frazier, staff assistant to Ald. Joe Moore (49th), said the "emergency" repairs were wrapping up Tuesday and that the 49th Ward's office phone and Internet had been restored.
He said his office had received several inquiries about the construction.
Many of the neighborhood's streets have been torn up in the past couple of weeks as the city re-paves nearly 38 blocks throughout the 49th Ward.