AT&T: Services being restored after pipe burst

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AT&T services have been restored in several spots, but are sporadic in others after a power outage in the downtown central office in Akron last night.

The outage caused 911 systems to go down throughout several counties including Summit, Medina and Portage and Stark.

The outage was caused by a burst steam pipe in a switching office, and affected wireless and wire line services.

A company spokesperson said technicians have been working on the problem and services have begun to restore.

As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Medina County Sheriff reported its 911 and non-emergency lines were back online and their system had been restored. Service was also resolved in Brimfield and Mantua.

Services in areas of Portage, Stark and Summit counties were still sporadic.

AT&T said because the issue affects mobile customers, it could be impacting people in other parts of the country as well.

They apologize for any inconvenience.

The following are numbers to call while 911 is down:

Atwater and Suffield Twp. Police: 330-904-7573

Bath Police: 330-730-5554 or 330-612-3669

Barberton Police and Fire: 330-666-8866 and 330-414-5231

Brunswick Police: 330-225-9111

Canton Highway Patrol Post: Emergency Cell Number is 216-406-0847

Canton Police Department: 330-327-2921 or 330-933-6015

Garrettsville: 330-322-8057

Green, Springfield, Coventry and Lakemore Fire and Medical ONLY: 330-858-5369

Fairlawn Police: 330-666-8871

Hudson Police: 330-342-1800

Kent State University Campus Police: Use a campus phone to dial 22212

Mantua, Shalersville and Hiram Police: 330-819-6901

Medina Police: 1-844-725-4700 (TOLL FREE) or 330-725-9147, 330-725-6631, 330-725-0028

New Franklin, Village of Clinton: 330-351-2777

Perry Twp. Police: 330-844-5457

Portage County Sheriff’s Office: 330-351-5073

Ravenna Police: EMERGENCY ONLY: 330-281-0573 (Can also be used by Charlestown, Deerfield, Edinburg, Palmyra, Paris, Ravenna Twp., Ravenna City, Rootstown, and Windham FIRE and EMS.)

Richfield Police: 330-659-9500

Stark County Sheriff’s Office: 330-323-1656

Streetsboro Fire Department: 330-352-3694

Jackson Twp. Police: 330-353-0732 (People in the following cities should use this number: Beach City, Bethlehem, Brewster, Canal Fulton, Dalton, Hills-n-Dales, Jackson Twp., Lawrence Twp., Massillon, Navarre, Wilmot, Waynesburg)

Summit County: CALL FROM A LAND LINE ONLY: 330-689-5890

Tallmadge Police at Summit County EOC: 330-689-5890

University of Akron: Campus blue-light phones still in service or reach police by calling x7123 from campus phones

Windham: 330-352-4245

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