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911 lines restored in metro Detroit after outages across Michigan

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Jan 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-10 20:29:32-05

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — Several communities across metro Detroit experienced 911 outages that popped up statewide Tuesday evening.

The cause of the outages is unclear at this time.

Some 911 lines were back up shortly after outages were announced. While lines were down, people were urged to call non-emergency numbers if they couldn't get through with 911 or use text to 911 if available.

There were also outages reported in West Michigan and near Lansing.

As of Tuesday night, impacted 911 lines have been restored.