Phone/Internet Outage Continuing To Impact Some Dickinson County Residents

Thu 5-14-2020

(Spirit Lake)-- Some Dickinson county residents continue to be impacted today (Thurs.) by a telephone and internet outage that was first reported around mid afternoon Wednesday.

The problem is impacting customers of Century Link and involves an issue with either some equipment or fiber cable in the Fostoria area. Officials say it could be late afternoon or this (Thurs.) evening before the problem is fixed. 

Dickinson County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret says the outage is affecting some 911 service. He says those who try to cause 911 through a traditional phone, or land line, may not be able to get through. He says 911 service through cell phones is not affected. Ehret says the outage is also affecting calls coming into the Dickinson County Communications Center on the 336-2525 line. He says the best way to get a hold of the Communications Center for now is to call 712-320-8011.