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Overnight 911 service outages reported across SE Minnesota

UPDATE 3:36 p.m.: According to a news release from the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office, the 911 emergency lines went down just after 11 p.m. on Sunday and were restored about three and a half hours later.

The Sheriff's Office said during that time, people who called 911 would hear a busy signal.

Wabasha County officials have reportedly not received word on the cause of the outage and are seeking more information.


(FOX47) -- A number of counties in southeast Minnesota reported 911 service outages on Sunday evening.

Olmsted, Mower, Freeborn, Dodge, Winona, Wabasha and Goodhue counties were reporting that their 911 systems were not working.

CenturyLink released the following statement on Monday morning:

On Sunday evening, some customers in Southern Minnesota may have experienced disruptions to 911 service due to a technical issue. Network technicians restored service shortly after 1 a.m. this morning and are investigating the issue.

Olmsted County reported their 911 services were back online at about 3 a.m. Monday.

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