ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An investigation has been launched to determine what caused Carbon County’s 911 center to shut down.
Officials from Carbon County and Verizon say a network error caused all of the center’s phone lines to go down around 8 p.m. Saturday, leaving the county without emergency lines.
WFMZ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/11cPUZN) the outage lasted just over three hours.
Verizon officials say they are still looking into the problem.
This is the second time in a year that Carbon County’s 911 phone lines have malfunctioned.
Lines went out in back in August, causing Monroe County to cover the void.
Information from: WFMZ-TV, http://www.wfmz.com