The 911 Call Centers for Charlotte Mecklenburg Police, Charlotte Fire Department and Mecklenburg County EMS were experiencing delays Thursday “due to a widespread carrier issue,” reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management in a tweet.
“All agencies are advising the public to first call 911 in an emergency,” said a tweet. “If you are unable to get through, call the following numbers: For @CMPD 704-336-3237, for @charlottefire 704-336-3473, and for @MecklenburgEMS 704-943-6200.”
“There is a widespread issue right now with cell phone users calling 911,” reported WHQR. “It appears to be occurring in much of the southeast.”
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The North Carolina 911 Board is reporting the outage involves multiple carriers across the southeast and involves both land line and wireless, reports Spectrum News.
Mark Price: 704-358-5245, @markprice_obs