Storms knock out TIA phone and e-mail service

July 2, 2012

Following the severe storms that caused massive power outages in the mid-Atlantic region, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) reports that phone and e-mail are currently out of service at its Bowie, Md., headquarters.

TIA officials report that the office has power, and the staff will maintain regular business hours.

"We expect the office to be open all week with the exception of the July 4th holiday on Wednesday," says Roy Littlefield, executive vice president. "We have contacted our phone and Internet provider, but have not been given a timetable as to when our services will be restored."

TIA will send out notification as soon as its phone and e-mail resume operation.