911 service restored for AT&T users in midwest

The corporate logo for AT&T is shown on the outside of one of its New York facilities, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI/WISH) –AT&T announced that service has been restored for wireless customers attempting to call 911 after an outage Wednesday.

Since service has been restored, a statement from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office said residents resume calling 911 for all emergencies.

A release, sent around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, described the problem as “a large 9-1-1 outage in the Midwest Region.”

Anyone trying to call 911 with an AT&T phone had been urged to contact their local police department.

Technicians in Marion County did not detect disruptions in services.

Outages were reported as far as Texas as well.

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