911 System Back Online in D.C.

System briefly knocked offline Saturday afternoon

Sunday, Mar 4, 2012  |  Updated 8:45 AM EDT
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911 System Back Online in D.C.

NBCWashington.com

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The District of Columbia's 911 emergency system is back online after being out for a portion of Saturday afternoon.

Officials say that service was interrupted at 1:53 p.m. and was restored at 2:16 p.m. A statement issued by the D.C. government claimed that the outage was due to a PEPCO feeder problem that resulted in multiple electrical surges that knocked out power to the District's Unified Communications Center on Martin Luther King Avenue, Southeast.

Residents were asked to call other numbers to reach police, fire, and EMS services during the outage.

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