Nationwide 911 outages reported, no cause determined
Municipalities in several states reported 911 outages on Monday night, many of which were resolved after a few hours
By Rachel Engel
Officials in multiple states reported interruptions to emergency service systems on Monday night.
Law enforcement agencies in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Minnesota turned to social media to update citizens on the outage and to provide alternative numbers available for assistance, NBC 4 New York reported.
The outages were reported during a timeframe that coincided with an announcement from Microsoft about a major system outage, though it’s not clear if the outages were connected.
Within 90 minutes, several municipalities said their 911 systems were back up and running, while others continued to encourage residents to utilize alternative phone numbers.
911 services are fully operational again. Please disregard our initial tweet. If you are in need of emergency services, call 911. https://t.co/US40GgC19Z— Tucson Police Dept (@Tucson_Police) September 29, 2020
UPDATE: The 911 system is back up and working again. The nationwide outage has been fixed. https://t.co/WXaLXVcUdz— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) September 29, 2020
#LawEnforcement officials said widespread a #911outage, which affected multiple counties nationwide on Monday, have been restored.#Police in #Arizona, #Delaware, #Nevada, and #Minnesota were among those to report 911 outages after 7 pm EDT on Sept. 28. https://t.co/HDDJ0sygW7— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) September 29, 2020