Claiborne County 911 lines working after outage

All 911 lines were down in Claiborne County, according to dispatch officials.
All 911 lines are down in Claiborne County, according to dispatch officials.
Published: Feb. 12, 2023 at 8:05 PM EST
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CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - Claiborne County officials announced that the 911 lines in Claiborne County were back up after being down for over 24 hours due to a problem with the phone provider.

The 911 lines in the county were rerouted to Union County dispatch, which relayed information to Claiborne County dispatch.

Claiborne County officials said the problem was with the phone provider.

Tazewell Police Department officials said that if someone dials 911 in Tazewell or New Tazewell from a landline, they likely heard an “all circuits are busy” message.

Cell phones, however, would work best, according to police officials.

Update on Phone outage..currently all 911 phone lines are still down including the admin lines. We have rerouted the 911...

Posted by Claiborne County 911 on Sunday, February 12, 2023