PHILIPSBURG:— The direct Emergency 911 phone lines are presently encountering some technical operational difficulties. During the day on Friday, September 30th, the Central Emergency Dispatch received information that no calls were reaching the 911 emergency lines. Immediately the telephone service provider was contacted and informed of the situation. The telephone service provider immediately went to work on investigating the cause of the problem.
In the meanwhile, the entire community is advised that, in any case of emergency, they can dial 54-22222 and when the recording comes on to press # 1. This will connect the caller to the Central Emergency Dispatch. The caller will then get someone on the line that is readily available to assist them with their emergency situation.
As soon as the telephone service provider resolves this technical problem and the situation has returned to normal the community will be informed. We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may have caused.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Direct 911 Emergency phone lines temporary out of service.