BARTOW — Areas in Bartow were without internet service most of the day Wednesday when the Comcast Xfinity system went down about 10:30 a.m.

Most government buildings weren’t affected, including the Polk County Courthouse and Bartow city buildings, but some employees in the District 1 office of the Florida Department of Transportation had to travel to other offices to work.

The Court Administrator’s Office in the courthouse was without service, but the Clerk of Courts and other court offices weren’t affected. Several residential areas also were impacted.

Reports show an accident led to the outage, but service was restored by 5 p.m.