911 service disrupted in Boone County

3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Monday, October 28 2019 Oct 28, 2019 Monday, October 28, 2019 12:33:00 PM CDT October 28, 2019 in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - A cut CenturyLink fiber caused a potential 911 service disruption Monday, according to Boone County Joint Communications.

The county might not be able to receive 911 calls, according to a news release. The county said 69,894 customers were impacted.

Technicians were sent to investigate and there was not an estimated repair time, the release said.

CenturyLink said it was aware of reports of a fiber being cut. It said a technical team was investigating. 

Joint Communications said anyone with an emergency who cannot get through to 911 should go to the nearest fire station, police department or hospital.

The Jefferson City School District said it was experiencing a power outage for most of its buildings due to the fiber being cut. 

Additionally, Jefferson City police said a telephone outage was impacting its non-emergency telephone lines.

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