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911 not working on mobile phones in Jackson, Monroe counties

  • 911-Outages

    MGN

BLACK RIVER FALLS — Dialing 911 for emergencies from a cellphone in Jackson and Monroe counties stopped working at midday Thursday.

Jackson County Emergency Management did not have a timeline for restoring the service when it sent out statement of the problem at 1:30 p.m.

During the outage, residents of the two counties must call nonemergency numbers to reach a 911 operator. In Jackson County, that number is 715-284-5357, ext. 180. In Monroe County, the number is 608-269-8712.

Calling 911 from a landline phone still works, according to the statement.


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