Fire At Verizon Hub Disrupts Emergency 911 Service [telecom]

A weekend fire at an underground Verizon facility disrupted service, including 911 calls, to parts of Mount Vernon, Yonkers and Bronxville.

By Jeff Edwards

MOUNT VERNON, NY - City officials in Mount Vernon say a weekend fire at an underground Verizon facility briefly disrupted emergency 911 services. Emergency calls are again being answered, but as many as

21,000 customers in Mount Vernon, Yonkers and Bronxville lost phone/internet/cable service on Friday. On Saturday, 900 business and residential customers were still waiting for service to be restored.

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