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SD experiences 911 outage for short period Tuesday

Phone outages across eastern South Dakota caused issues with emergency services early Tuesday around the state. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said shortly after 11 a.m. that 911 services have been restored, according to CenturyLink...

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Police lights. (Republic file photo)

Phone outages across eastern South Dakota caused issues with emergency services early Tuesday around the state.

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said shortly after 11 a.m. that 911 services have been restored, according to CenturyLink. That company had been having the bulk of the issues, authorities said early Tuesday. 

The Mitchell Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that due to outages, AT&T and landline customers will experience a busy signal if they dial 911, and directed residents of Aurora, Brule, Davison, Hanson, Hutchinson and McCook counties to call 605-995-8400 if they have an emergency.

 

The source of outage is under investigation. 

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