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Cell Phone Issues: How to Reach Runners In Boston Marathon

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Race records show at least a dozen people from the Quad City area ran in the Boston Marathon where two explosions killed two and injured 23 others Monday. The agony for some, is that cell phone service has been shut down and there is no way to connect to friends of loved ones using mobile phones. According to the Associated Press, cell phone service was shut down in the Boston area to prevent any possible remote detonations of explosives, a law enforcement official said.

KWQC was able to talk to Briana Flynn. The 25-year-old is from Bettendorf and this was her first running of the Boston Marathon. She said she had finished the race before the explosions, but she heard them when they went off and that it was very upsetting.

Those hoping to check on runners are being told to use this phone number: (617) 635-4500.

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