911 System Fails in Montgomery County

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The 911 system in Montgomery County is functional again after it failed for unclear reasons.

County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer tells local media that the 911 system failed late Sunday night, but was restored by about 1:40 a.m. Monday.

Piringer says callers might still get a busy signal if they try to call 911. Should that happen, he says callers should report emergencies directly to local police stations and firehouses.

Pirinder posted a listing of phone numbers for police stations and firehouses.

Police Stations
Rockville Station 240-773-6070
Bethesda Station 240-773-6700
Silver Spring 240-773-6800
Wheaton 240-773-5500
Germantown 240-773-6200
Gaithersburg 240-773-5700

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