Last week there were rumors that the 9-1-1 lines were down. That is a false rumor. What really happened was that a fiber optic line owned by Verizon was accidentally cut by a construction crew. That knocked out telephone service in the south end of the county to the businesses and residents there. It only affected landline users in that they couldn’t call out or receive calls, including 9-1-1.
The local media was contacted to let people know that their phones may not be working. This outage did not have to do with the actual 9-1-1 lines. People in the south end of the county with cell phones were still able to contact us.