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Some agencies were able to take 911 calls Friday morning, but police
and fire authorities recommend people dial alternate emergency numbers
if they experience issues.

By Heidi Groover and Asia Fields

Many Western Washington agencies began receiving 911 calls again on
Friday morning after CenturyLink network issues had prevented callers
from getting through to call centers. Some systems still aren't fully
running, and emergency officials are advising people to call alternate
numbers if they can't get through.

Law-enforcement agencies throughout Western Washington warned of busy
signals and other possible problems when calling 911 Thursday
evening. Calls in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Thurston counties were
working Friday morning, but call centers and county officials said
they can't be sure systems are fully restored, as that depends on
CenturyLink. The 911 outage did not affect Snohomish or Whatcom
counties, according to the call centers' social-media posts.


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