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9-1-1 LANDLINE SERVICE RESTORED IN NORTHWEST IOWA

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E911 service for Schaller Telephone Company customers in Schaller, Galva, Cushing, and Kiron, along with ANC/Long Lines customers in Correctionville, has been restored.

This outage was due to a Century Link issue.

Updated 4:30pm 1/8/20

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SEVERAL IOWA TOWNS AND RURAL AREAS ARE EXPERIENCING AN OUTAGE OF
911 SERVICE FROM LANDLINE PHONES.

SCHALLER TELEPHONE CUSTOMERS IN AND AROUND GALVA AND CUSHING, AS
WELL AS LONG LINES CUSTOMERS IN AND AROUND CORRECTIONVILLE, ARE
AFFECTED BY THIS OUTAGE.

WOODBURY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SAYS THE OUTAGE MAY LAST INTO
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING ALTERNATIVE LOCAL
EMERGENCY NUMBERS FOR RESIDENTS TO CALL FROM THEIR LANDLINE.

IN WOODBURY COUNTY, CALL 712-279-6510.
IN IDA COUNTY, CALL 712-364-3146.
IN CHEROKEE COUNTY, CALL 712-225-6728.
IN BUENA VISTA COUNTY, CALL 712-749-2525.

AUTHORITIES STATE THAT YOU MAY STILL DIAL 911 FROM A CELL PHONE,
BUT LOCATION INFORMATION IS NOT ALWAYS PASSED ALONG
TO DISPATCHERS IN THE SAME WAY AS WITH LANDLINE PHONES.