Verizon Wireless outage affects call origination for local emergency services

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Verizon Wireless has identified local cell service outages that have been affecting users’ ability to make calls; the outage has affected multiple regional emergency services and 911 dispatch centers.

The outage, according to a Verizon news release, started around 1 p.m. and continues at the time of publishing. Multiple public safety answering points (PSAPs) have been affected according to Sullivan County, including Crawford County 911, Henry County Emergency Services and Sullivan County 911.

Below is a list of all PSAPs affected by the outage.

  • Calloway County Fiscal Court and 911
  • Carlisle County Emergency Services
  • Crawford County 911
  • Davies County Sheriff’s Department
  • Dubois County Communications Center
  • Evansville-Vanderburgh County Central Dispatch
  • Fulton County Communications
  • Gibson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Greene County Sheriff’s Department
  • Henderson Police Department
  • Henry County Emergency Services
  • Jasper Police Department
  • Kentucky State Police Post 1
  • Knox County Central Dispatch
  • Linton Police Department
  • Livingston County Central Communications
  • Madisonville Police Department
  • Marion Police Department
  • Marshall County Sheriff’s Office
  • Martin County Sheriff’s Department
  • Murray Police Department
  • Owensboro-Davies County Central Dispatch
  • Paducah-McCracken County Emergency Services
  • Pennyrile Emergency Assistance Center
  • Pike County Sheriff’s Office
  • Posey County RDC
  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sullivan County 911
  • Tell City Police
  • Trig County Emergency Services
  • Union County 911
  • Warrick Central Dispatch
  • Webster County 911

Verizon said they are actively working to fix the outage but no changes have been made yet.

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