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Some Billings area 911 emergency service calls not going through

Posted at 6:24 PM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 20:27:56-04

BILLINGS – The Billings City/County 911 Call Center has failed to receive numerous emergency calls so authorities are authorizing a backup number.

If your 911 call does not go through, immediately call 406-657-8200 to report your emergency, Billings Fire Chief Bill Rash said in a news release. This number will direct you to the Billings Police Department.

Direct all questions about 911 service to the Billings Fire Department at 657-8423.

Verizon Wireless, which administers the emergency call service, is working on a solution.

The Bozeman area is having a similar problems, according to Gallatin County spokesman Whitney Bermes.