Some Iowans are not able to make long-distance telephone calls this afternoon. Frontier Communications customers in the 712 and 515 area codes lost long-distance service about 1:15 this afternoon.

According to Patricia Amendola of Frontier Communications, a fiber optic line was cut in the Winterset area affecting about 46,000 Frontier access lines. Amendola says those customers still have dialtone and can call 911.

It’s not known when service will be restored.