Monroe County's 9-1-1 center couldn't recieve some
landline calls early this morning...
and the problem stems from this weekend.
Lightning struck some of Centurylink's equipment in
Sparta on Sunday.
knocking out the ability for landlines in the immediate
area to call 9-1-1.
Cell phones were still able to get through.
Centurylink was replacing parts today.
which is being blamed for today's approximately 45
If you're on your phone and it's not working, seek
out a cellular phone to make that phone call.
This is a real unusual, unique circumstance because
the equipment that got struck was a critical piece
of the infrastructure for centurylink.
The administrator says Centurylink is still replacing
some equipment today and tomorrow.
but doesn't expect any more outages.
If it was a complete system outage at the 9-1-1 center.
calls would automatically be transferred to either
La Crosse or Jackson County.