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911 outages reported across US; investigation underway to find the cause

04:51 PM Sep 29, 2020 | IANS

Law enforcement agencies across the US reported 911 outages, which were restored within an hour, according to a media report.

At around 7 p.m. on Monday, agencies in the states Minnesota, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Nevada said their 911 systems were not operational, The Hill news website reported.

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But most of them said that the system was restored in about an hour.

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The cause of the outages was not immediately clear.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Emergency Communications Board tweeted it was in contact with CenturyLink, a telecommunications company, to determine the cause.

Also taking to Twitter, the Minneapolis Police Department said their 911 systems were "not operational nationwide" before posting an update almost two hours later.

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