UPDATE: Authorities say the 911 lines are up and running again.
Several Minnesota law enforcement agencies say 911 lines are down Wednesday afternoon.
Departments affected say that those experiencing an emergency should call their local non-emergency numbers to reach dispatch.
URGENT: We’ve been notified of a partial disruption to the 911 phone number for our dispatch center and others in the metro-area. If you need first responders call 952-258-5321 until further notice. We’re working with phone carries to resolve the issue. Text to 911 is operational— Hennepin Sheriff (@HennepinSheriff) August 1, 2018
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If you cannot get through via 911, please call 612-348-2345. There are issues with 911 across the State— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) August 1, 2018