CHICAGO (CBS) — An apparent computer failure has led to disruption of 911 service in four Illinois counties.
Telecom company Frontier had a 911 service failure at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, affecting Ogle, DeKalb, Lee and Stephenson counties, according to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: Police Warn Of String Of Armed Robberies At Downtown 7-Eleven Stores
Initially people were being told to dial police numbers directly, in the event of an emergency; but officials have managed to re-route 911 calls so they’re getting through to the counties’ respective sheriff’s departments.READ MORE: Attorney: Some Of Brian Laundrie’s Belongings Found In Florida Park
The DeKalb Police Department, on its Facebook page, said it’s likely service will be down all day and into the night.MORE NEWS: City Hall, Police Union Return To Court As Fight Over Vaccine Mandate Drags On
Frontier, according to police, is working on solving the problem.