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UPDATE: 911 restored in several counties

MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) -- Emergency 911 service has been restored to multiple southern Wisconsin counties after an outage that lasted roughly seven hours.

WISC-TV reports that service was restored at around 4 p.m. Thursday.

Frontier spokeswoman Karen Miller says the outage happened after an underground cable was inadvertently severed by a third party shortly after 9 a.m. The outage affected 911 phone service and high-speed internet access.


MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say 911 emergency phone service is down in at least four Wisconsin counties.

The 911 service is down in Juneau, Columbia, and Adams counties, as well as Wisconsin Dells. Frontier Communications says a fiber cable was cut, affecting 911 phone service and high speed internet access in Juneau, Columbia, Adams and Marquette counties.

Frontier spokeswoman Karen Miller says the severed cable is between Portage and Sun Prairie. Service went down about 9 a.m. Thursday. Miller estimates it could take until late afternoon to fix the cable.

For emergency services during the outages, call the following numbers:

Adams County: 608-339-3304

Columbia County: 608-742-4166 ext. 1

Juneau County: 608-847-5649

Marquette County: 608-297-2115

Wisconsin Dells: 608-253-1611

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