A fiber-optic line north of Bismarck was damaged today and is causing issues with LANDLINE 9-1-1 calls in the Western portion of the state. This issue could persist for several hours until crews are able either splice or re-attach the line.
Landline 9-1-1 callers will experience “dead air” when making a call and the call will apparently then disconnect. Emergency Dispatchers WILL receive the information from the caller and will IMMEDIATELY call you back. We are asking the public to, if possible, use a cellular phone to call 9-1-1 as these services have not been interrupted. If a cellular phone is not available, callers could contact with Minot Central Dispatch at 701-852-0111.
Minot Police will update as more information becomes available.