Hello friends -
I would appreciate any thought on the following--->
In The Shining, there are a few scenes regarding the power and phone lines running into the hotel during the winter. I am fuzzy on all this but I believe when the hotel manager is giving jack a tour of the overlook, a part comes where the manger says something to the effect of ---- " During the winter the hotel has power but no phone lines. To communicate you will need to use the radio." Later in the film we see Jack destroy the radio.
Here is my question. Why would only power be up and not phones ? Can anyone get a technical reason on why this would pan out this way ? What happens in the winter that shuts the phone lines down and not the power ?