Construction workers widening U.S. 278 again knocked out some cable, telephone and Internet service on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton on Friday, according to Time Warner Cable.
Vice President of Communications Melissa Buscher said crews working along the highway cut a fiber cable around 11 a.m.
All of Time Warner's subscribers on Hilton Head and in Bluffton were affected, Buscher said.
Service was restored on Hilton Head around 3:15 p.m. and in Bluffton around 3:30 p.m., she said.
Buscher said the cable provider had another line cut a few weeks ago by the same workers.
"We thank our customers for their patience while we worked to restore service as quickly as possible," Buscher said.
Local cable, telephone and computer provider Hargray has also blamed recent service outages near U.S. 278 on construction workers who aren't careful about where they dig.