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Allegheny County 911 Center Fully Operational After Technical Issues

Updated: 11:57 a.m.

After experiencing some technical issues earlier Thursday morning, the Allegheny County 911 Center is now fully operational. All callers dialing 911 will reach the center, according to a news release from the county.
 
The county had advised residents experiencing trouble calling 911 to use a seven-digit number that would direct their calls to the center. That number, (412) 473-3056, will remain active and answered in the 911 center through Friday, however at this point any individual needing help is advised to call 911.

Original post: 10:45 a.m.

The Allegheny County 911 Center is experiencing some technical equipment issues, according to a news release issued by the county Thursday morning.

Some callers might experience a busy signal. In that case, officials are advising callers to hang up and dial (412) 473-3056. That number is going straight into the 911 center and will be handled as a 911 call as officials work on the problem.

Back-up systems are in place, according to the county, so most 911 callers in Allegheny County will experience no problems.