Northwest Colorado experiencing phone disruptions; people should dial 911 on landlines for emergencies
(Correction: In case of an emergency people should use landlines, not mobile phones, to dial 911. Texting 911 on mobiles does still work, however.)
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Northwest Colorado is currently experiencing issues with landline phone service, which is affecting emergency calls, according to Routt County Emergency Management Director David “Mo” DeMorat.
People in the affected area might have trouble calling mobile phones from landlines and vice versa. DeMorat said emergency calls to 911 should be made using landline phones. Emergency calls can also be completed by texting 911 on mobile phones. Emergency services are asking people to hold any non-emergent calls at this time.
DeMorat said the problem is currently being investigated and a cause of the disruption is not yet known.
To reach Bryce Martin, call 970-871-4206 or email bmartin@SteamboatPilot.com.
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