Phone Outages Reported Across Michigan

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Authorities in Michigan are reporting scattered problems with phone service around the state.

Officials in Oakland County, which includes Detroit’s northern suburbs, said government offices had trouble Wednesday morning with incoming and outgoing phone calls because of a problem with its carrier’s network.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s department, the Berkley Police Department and the Farmington Schools all reported their phone lines aren’t working.

Calls to Oakland County officers still were going through to a switchboard and toll-free lines.

In West Michigan, police in the Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming reported problems with incoming and outgoing calls.

Listeners calling WWJ Newsradio 950 saud they haven’t been able to connect with some businesses in Detroit Wednesday morning. reported non-emergency phone service at Ann Arbor city offices was down. Employees couldn’t make or receive calls in the morning hours. Non-emergency service was affected at a Washtenaw County dispatch center, which handles dispatching for Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and Ypsilanti.

Phone problems also were reported in Midland and St. Clair counties.

In all cases, officials said 911 emergency service lines are still operational.

A spokesperson for AT&T told WWJ they were looking into the problem.

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