Sheriff reports Centurylink problems affecting Osage County emergency dispatch, 911 calls

Update, 11:14 a.m. April 10, 2017 – From Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn: All 911 phones and long distance service with Melvern, Lyndon, Burlingame and Quenemo have been restored.


Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn reported at 10:20 a.m. today that Centurylink telephone service in the Osage County area is experiencing issues that have affected all 911 incoming calls to the sheriff’s office dispatch center.

Dunn reported that local 911 calls are being routed to either Franklin County Sheriff’s Office or Coffey County Sheriff’s Office.  Citizens calling 911 should be prepared to provide more details to those agencies assisting Osage County.

The sheriff said long distance service in Burlingame, Quenemo, Lyndon and Melvern and areas of the county have been disrupted.

At this time, the sheriff said the issues have not been identified and it is not known how long the problems will last.

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