911 Outage Reported In Northern Minnesota
UPDATE 2: The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says the 911 outage has been repaired and all systems should be functioning.
UPDATE 1: The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office also reported a fiber was cut in the area and it prevented 911 calls from a cell phone to reach the Itasca County Emergency Communication Center.
If you have an emergency please call the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office at 218-326-3477.
The State of Minnesota and Century Link have isolated the fiber cut and are working to fix the problem, but the estimated fix is sometime after 2 p.m.
For any emergency call 218-326-3477 and that will connect you to the Itasca County Emergency Communication Center.
Original story follows below:
There may be some difficulty trying to get through if you’re dialing 911 due to an outage affecting a large part of northern Minnesota.
According to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, if you’re trying to call 911 from a cell phone or VOIP service and get a busy signal, you may dial the non-emergency number at 218-333-9111.
Try 911 first and if you get a busy signal then call the non-emergency number.
If you’re not in Beltrami County, contact your local non-emergency number.
The issue has been identified and crews are working to repair the damage. A repair time is unknown, but the problem may be solved within the next few hours.