UPDATE: Landline issue that sparked emergency alert for Oak Creek and Yampa resolved | SteamboatToday.com

UPDATE: Landline issue that sparked emergency alert for Oak Creek and Yampa resolved

Editor’s note: This story was edited at 7:28 p.m. Saturday, March 30.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A telephone service issue beginning Friday night left hundreds of residents in Oak Creek and Yampa with limited landline communication, including the ability to call emergency dispatch. The issue was resolved 7:20 p.m. Saturday.

Routt County officials posted an emergency alert about a telephone outage on their website.

The problem began around 10 p.m. Friday, when CenturyLink reported to the Routt County Communications Department that about 550 customers in the Oak Creek area may not be able to dial 911.

Jason Nettles, the county’s emergency communications manager, said in a news release his landline phone at his home in Stagecoach did not work, either. He described having spotty landline service throughout the night and on Saturday morning. 

“One minute, I would have dial tone, then a few minutes later – nothing but static,” he said in the news release. 

CenturyLink sent technicians to resolve the issue.

“CenturyLink has made repairs at the Oak Creek Central Office,” Nettles said. “Telephone service has been restored, tested and is working properly again.”

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