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911 services down in 8 counties

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) — The 911 system in Olmsted County is currently down along with 7 other counties in the region.

The Minnesota Department of Public Health said a large fiber line was cut in Green Bay and is impacting multiple telecommunication services.

Below are the Counties and numbers people should call for emergency assistance.

Olmsted: 507- 285-8580.

Dodge: 507-635-6200

Freeborn: 507-377-5200

Mower: 507-437-6800

Rice/Steele (combined center): 507-451-8232

Wabasha: 651-565-3361

Winona: 507-457-6368

Olmsted County Sherriff, Kevin Torgerson, said dispatch centers are unable to receive caller location during the system outage. He suggests anyone who calls the emergency line to try their best to describe where they are.

KaMaria Braye

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