911 outage reported nationwide, including Delaware, Pennsylvania; cause still unknown

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police departments across the country, including some here in the Philadelphia region reported a brief 911 outage on Monday night.

According to Delaware State Police, dispatch centers were experiencing a statewide interruption in service, but the outage has since been resolved.

Police in Newark, Delaware also reported a similar problem.

In Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Upper Darby Township police said the county was briefly experiencing issues Monday night.

And across the country, police departments in Minnesota, Nevada and Arizona also reported 911 outages.

The cause of the outage is still unknown.

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel release this statement on Twitter during the outage, "The one system we need to work all the time is 911. The FCC needs to get to the bottom of this now and figure out what is going on."