Mendocino Coast Has Lost Its Internet
Yes folks, it happened this morning here in Mendocino, California. A logging truck has crashed and caused damage to 400 feet of fiber-optic cable, thus cutting off the entire Mendocino Coast from Internet Traffic including 4G. Also affected are ATM/CREDIT machines in every store and bank on the entire coast.
The truck crashed on Comptche-Ukiah Road just outside the town of Mendocino.
As fiber-optic cannot be spliced, they have decided to replace the entire line. This could take up to 3 days. Meanwhile, stranded tourists with no gas or cash are scratching their heads.
Is this a small preview of what will eventually happen on a large scale ?
Many of us here in Mendocino County have seen many power outages sometimes lasting over a week, and we see the same phenomenon happening, no access to anything but cash. However losing power is measurably worse , as most stores are incapable of serving the public at that point.
For updates, check here.
I found out as I purposely went to town to use the cafe’s internet. Somehow I had a feeling to just stay home.
More later as this develops. Stay tuned!
(DJ Colonel Corn is able to be online due to the fact he uses a private satellite system)