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Sheriff - Emergency Management Daily Briefing

Posted on: July 25, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Planned Frontier Phone Outage Tonight May Impact 911 Services

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Frontier Communications has notified Whatcom County that they will be making emergency repairs to fiber beginning at 11:00 PM tonight (July 25th) and ending no later than 6:00 AM tomorrow (July 26th) morning.

Frontier Communications has notified Whatcom County that they will be making emergency repairs to fiber beginning at 11:00 PM tonight (July 25th) and ending no later than 6:00 AM tomorrow (July 26th) morning.  This will impact the ability of many in our county to call 911 via a traditional landline telephone, but people will continue to be able to call 911 via (360) 676-6911, and via cellphone.  

The following communities will be impacted during this time: 

  • Acme
  • Blaine
  • Birch Bay
  • Deming
  • Everson
  • Laurel
  • Lynden
  • Maple Falls
  • Sumas

Not all communities will be down at the same time.  Frontier Communications is, and will remain, in contact with 911 and will advise when repairs are complete and/or if there is a change in their repair schedule.  

This emergency repair is required due to a motor vehicle accident that damage a telephone pole.

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