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.

 

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