Thursday, June 25, 2015

Durham 9-1-1 Access Restored to Verizon Wireless Customers



DURHAM, N.C. - Verizon Wireless customers can now dial 9-1-1 for emergency assistance. According to James Soukup, director of the Durham Emergency Communications Center<http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/911/Pages/Home.aspx>, Verizon Wireless has fixed the issued that affected their network earlier today. No other wireless carriers had any issues, and all landline-placed 9-1-1 calls also worked properly during this time. Although carrier malfunctions rarely happen, residents are reminded that the Durham Emergency Communications Center may be reached directly at the non-emergency number, 919-560-4600, should they be unable to reach 9-1-1.

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