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911 emergency lines restored after statewide outage

Posted: 3:37 AM, Jan 31, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-31 12:33:04-05
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(WXYZ) — All 911 emergency lines have been restored following a statewide outage, MSP confirmed early Friday morning.

The department said a technical issue occurred during an attempted to update to the 911 system.

According to Lapeer County, the outage is due to a major fiber optic line breakage.

Most of the 911 centers' still had working non-emergency phone lines.

Washtenaw County says it does not appear to have 911 issues, along with Macomb County Dispatch.

Sterling Heights Fire Chief Chris Marin confirmed "municipalities that are dispatched by COMTEC, such as Clinton Township, Macomb Township, Mt Clemens, Harrison Township, Washington Township and several other Northern Macomb Communities" were not affected.

Ferndale tweeted out Friday morning that their 911 services were "fully operational":

If you have an emergency, you can call the Michigan State Police Gaylord Regional Communication Center on their administrative line: (989) 732-5141. You can also call the non-emergency line of your local dispatch or go to your local fire department.