911 service restored after statewide outage in Minnesota

Published 11:48 pm Wednesday, August 1, 2018

ST. PAUL — Service was being restored after a statewide 911 outage prevented Minnesotans from making emergency calls.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Emergency Communications Network tweeted that the brief outage was resolved by 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The outage affected the Twin Cities metro area and several counties across the state. The Star Tribune reports Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport also was affected.

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The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the outage lasted about 45 minutes in Ramsey County.

The state’s 911 service provider is investigating the cause of the outage.