St. Clair County Central Dispatch along with several agencies across the state of Michigan experienced intermittent 911 outages early Friday morning. Problems began to occur shortly before 6:00 a.m. and lasted about two hours, with service being restored around 8:00 a.m.
According to a press release from St. Clair County administration, it was determined the outage was a result of an update to a fiber network that resulted in technical difficulties. While the shortage only lasted a few hours, it raises an important question, what can you do if a call to 911 is not going through? First, did you know that you can text 911? Officials say to include a description of the emergency and be sure to include an address. There are also local dispatch centers that can be contacted directly. The number for St. Clair County Central Dispatch is (810) 985-8115.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.