911 services restored after a number of Washington counties report outage

Dec 9, 2021, 4:32 PM | Updated: 5:36 pm
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The Seattle Alert sent Dec. 9, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Office of Emergency Management/Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Seattle Office of Emergency Management/Twitter)

A number of counties across Washington state were reporting a 911 outage Thursday.

As of 5 p.m., the Washington Emergency Management Division said it has been told that “most 911 services have been restored,” adding that the incident will be investigated by the state 911 office in coordination with local counties.

Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, and King were reporting issues with their 911 services Thursday, according to the Washington Emergency Management Division. A state trooper reported that Thurston and Pierce counties were also affected by the outage.

Find alternate non-emergency phone numbers for your area here. Do not test 911 during an outage.

Most Seattle residents probably received an alert on their phones around 4:10 p.m. Thursday. The Seattle Police Department said 911 appeared to be down through the region, but services have been restored as of 5:30 p.m. People were instructed to call the non-emergency line at 206-625-5011 for Seattle-based emergencies until 911 came back online.

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