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Liberty homeowners should expect their yards to be dug up

Posted at 6:48 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 19:48:07-05

LIBERTY, Mo. — Lots of people have gone to city councilman Jeff Watts’s Facebook page to complain that utility crews are digging up their yards.

Many people have been without internet for a couple of days. Some have said their water and gas lines were also knocked out.

“They have to restore anything to preexisting condition. They have to repair it,” public works director Andy Noll says.

Homeowners should get used to it.

Crews were out in the Clay Meadows, Clay Woods, Clay Ridge, Liberty Run, Huntington Ridge, Clay Brooke, and Wellington Park subdivisions in the last couple days.

It could be AT&T, Verizon, Spectrum, or Spire.

“AT&T and Verizon, a lot of telecommunication companies have plans to install more fiber optics because of high demand for data transmission from phones and video over the internet," said Noll.

The digging will continue.

Crews are supposed to alert homeowners before they come.

They are allowed to dig 20 feet in from the curb.

It’s, of course, an inconvenience to homeowners.

“Some repairs have been slow because you can't get grass to grow in this weather,” said Noll.

If any crews hit a power line, gas line or waterline, you can file a complaint with Liberty Public Works.