Phone problems for Verizon users reported in area

Verizon phone users were experiencing call problems beginning late Friday afternoon.

Many customers in central Pennsylvania, including Williamsport, were unable to receive or make calls or send texts.

Much of the eastern half of the state and New Jersey was affected, according to Verizon officials.

It is unknown if the problem was related to high winds and inclement weather.

No estimated time was given for the problem to be resolved.