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911 service restored in Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo

Posted at 7:03 AM, Jun 20, 2023

Verizon Wireless users in Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo are now able to call the police department directly once again.

Monday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office announced Verizon Wireless was having a regional issue with its 911 service that is affecting all of San Luis Obispo County due to a broken fiber line.

Officials in Santa Maria also said service was affected.

911 calls there were being routed to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. City officials warned this could cause a delay in emergency services.

People in Santa Maria were told to still call 911 first in the case of an emergency. If they received an error message, the police department's emergency dispatch center could be reached directly at (805) 925-2631.