911 Center's Phone Lines Go Down

Monday, Jun 3, 2013  |  Updated 6:41 AM EDT
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911 Center's Phone Lines Go Down

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An investigation has been launched to determine what caused an area county's 911 center to shut down.

Officials from Carbon County, which includes parts of the Pocono Mountains, and Verizon say a network error caused all of the center's phone lines to go down around 8 p.m. Saturday, leaving the county without emergency lines.

WFMZ-TV reports the outage lasted a little bit more than three hours.

Verizon officials say they are still looking into the problem.

This is the second time in a year that Carbon County's 911 phone lines have malfunctioned.

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Lines went out in back in August after a tree fell on utility lines, causing nearby Monroe County to cover the void, according to the Morning Call.

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