Power Trouble Causes DC 911 Service Interruption

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia says a power outage led to an approximately 25-minute disruption of the city’s 911 service.

The city said in a statement that the 911 service was interrupted at 1:53 PM Saturday as a result of a power outage in the southeast part of the city. The outage affected the city’s Unified Communications Center, a building where 911 calls come in and are dispatched. Multiple electric surges affected the ability to switch to a back-up generator. Service was restored at 2:16 PM.

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