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Summit County Emergency Blog

Activated during disasters and emergencies to provide critical public information. Administered by the Summit County Office of Emergency Management.

Jul 15

Alternate Emergency Numbers for 911 Communications Outages

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 6:14 PM by Sarah Vaine

If you are experiencing an emergency, please first call 911.  If you cannot get through, please text to 911 with your address and the nature of your emergency.  If you cannot text, or cannot get through via text, please try any of the following numbers:

(970)422-6056
(970)418-0051
(970)418-0249
(970)418-0177
(970)418-0236

Communications personnel are working with CenturyLink to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.  CenturyLink is aware of reports of a fiber cut affecting some customers in many areas of western Colorado.  Their technical team is investigating and will provide more updates as more information becomes available.  


Jul 15

Regional Phone Outages Affecting 911 Services

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 6:07 PM by Sarah Vaine

The Summit County 911 Center is experiencing outages due to regional network problems.  If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. If you cannot get through to 911, please send a text to 911 and include your address and the nature of your emergency.  You can also physically go to any fire or police station for assistance.  This incident is not isolated to Summit County.  The telephone network outages are affecting many areas in western Colorado.