Verizon Wireless outage affects 9-1-1

UPDATE: Shortly after 10 a.m., Fairfax County’s emergency services department said 9-1-1 service had been restored but other wireless calls were still being affected.

Verizon Wireless was experiencing an outage affecting 9-1-1 and ten-digit dialing this morning. Fairfax County residents can text 9-1-1 from a Verizon landline phone as an alternate.

There was no immediate word on the cause or extent of the outage and no word on when it was expected to be resolved. Some calls were going through normally at 9:30 a.m.

 

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