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911 outages affect Columbia River Gorge communities

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SKAMANIA COUNTY, WA (KPTV) -

Some people in the Columbia River Gorge were without 911 service Sunday and Monday due to issues with CenturyLink equipment, according to deputies.

The Skamania County Sheriff's Office said the large-scale outage began early Sunday morning and caused intermittent service interruptions, as well as outright failure, of the 911 network.

Some people were still without 911 service Monday morning.

Deputies said CenturyLink was experiencing major issues with telephone and routing equipment.

People living in Skamania County who call 911 and are able to get through will have their call routed to Clark County 911, who will take the information and forward that to Skamania County for dispatching of emergency responders.

The Skamania County Sheriff's Office was also unable to receive non-emergency call for service Monday morning.

People were advised to submit non-emergency complaints and information via www.skamaniasheriff.com or through the sheriff's office social media outlets.

The same issues were reported in Hood River County. By 5 p.m., CenturyLink reported that all service, including 911 lines, had been restored in Hood River County. 

There was no estimated time for restoring 911 service.

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