Emergency Lines Restored In Rutherford County

Posted at 5:32 AM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 08:57:13-04

Officials in Rutherford County said the 911 call system with AT&T has been restored.

According to reports, the issue was county-wide, affecting both Murfreesboro and La Vergne.

The lines went down around 3 a.m. Thursday, and authorities worked with AT&T to restore service. Officials announced the line was working just after 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Calls could still be made as authorities said they were being rerouted through cell phone service to all five dispatch centers in the county.



This was the same issue Wednesday when a fiber line was accidentally cut, shutting down 911 lines and affecting 7,000 customers.

Sergeant Kyle Evans with the Murfreesboro Police Department said this incident was related to Wednesday's problem.  

Davidson County has stepped up to help route calls.

Murfreesboro police have been asking anyone with emergencies to continue to call. They said there’s a partial recovery of a non-emergency and emergency line. 

Those with medical emergencies can contact the Rutherford County EMS main line at 615-896-2520.