Tulsa, OK - Problem affects local 911 service

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Tulsa, OK - Problem affects local 911 service

By Tim Hudson/E-E Staff Reporter

A problem in Southwestern Bell's Tulsa network has affected the 911 service for Washington, Craig, Rogers, Mayes, Tulsa and Osage Counties.

At 2 a.m. on Tuesday, a problem occurred causing the network that feeds the Enhanced 911 information to the Emergency Dispatch Centers in most of the 918 area code counties, including Bartlesville and Washington County, to go down.

"We have sporadic basic 911 service in our county at this time and no enhanced service," said Linda D. Herndon, Washington County 911 Coordinator. "That means the emergency dispatcher does not receive the person's name, address, or telephone number when a 911 call is placed. This has affected long distance service including interruptions in cell phone, pager, and Internet services in our county.

"Southwestern Bell officials are aware of the problem and will notify us when the repairs have been made."


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