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.

    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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