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Westchester, Putnam counties lose 911 lines

The 911 emergency lines in Westchester and Putnam counties were down for nearly three hours Thursday, according to officials. A backup system meant to kick in as a fail-safe also malfunctioned.

News 12 Staff

Nov 13, 2015, 8:31 AM

Updated 3,144 days ago

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The 911 emergency lines in Westchester and Putnam counties were down for nearly three hours Thursday, according to officials.
A backup system meant to kick in as a fail-safe also malfunctioned.
The lines initially went down at around 3:45 p.m., but only for landline callers, not on cellphones.
Westchester officials say Verizon is responsible for the issue.


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