911 outage for landline phones in Hudson

Authorities in Black Hawk County say the system which handles emergency calls made through dialing 911 is currently down in the city of Hudson.

A dispatch operator says she was informed of the outage on Monday afternoon, and county officials are working with a provider in hopes of restoring the service by 6 p.m. They did warn that the outage could last longer into Monday evening.

For the time being, emergency calls in Hudson made by dialing 911 on a cell phone will still connect.

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