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There's A Major 911 Outage In Our Area Right Now

Update: Service has now been restored.

WBTV Ben Williamson on Twitter

NEW: Service to 911 centers in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast was restored Thursday afternoon, according to telecommunications companies that serve the centers. #wbtv

Earlier:

If you need to call emergency services, you may not be able to simply dial 9-1-1.

That's because there is a major outage currently affecting the southeast.

According to WRAL, The North Carolina 911 Board has initiated communication to the areas affected and has urged cities to take proactive measures to keep citizens informed.

Technicians are trying to get the issue resolved as soon as possible.

In the meantime, residents are urged to call these numbers if 911 is not working:

MEDIC: 704-943-6200

CMPD: 704-336-6327

CFD: 704-336-3473

Mecklenburg EMS on Twitter

Due to a widespread carrier issue, @CMPD, @charlottefire, @MecklenburgEMS 911 centers are experiencing some delays in communications. You may reach each agency directly: Medic 704-943-6200, CMPD 704-336-6327, & CFD 704-336-3473

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