They call it a town where time stands still. Maybe it's because the clocks here don't measure time...they measure radiation levels.
There is no phone service. Cellular phones don't work either.
This place on the bridge provided a good view of the gaping crack in the nuclear containment vessel caused by the explosion. Curious people that came here the day after the accident to have a look at the rupture were bathed in a flood of deadly x-rays emanating directly from the glowing nuclear core.