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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 9, 2010
K.D. Seeley, Deputy Director, Thurston County CAPCOM, 704-2732 or e-mail k.seeley@capcom911.org

Temporary 9-1-1 outage fixed for Thurston County CAPCOM

Qwest has repaired a malfunction at a switching facility that caused areas of Tumwater and Yelm to lose 9-1-1 service earlier this morning (Wednesday, June 9), according to Thurston County CAPCOM officials.

CAPCOM learned of the malfunction at 8:45 a.m. and the problem was fixed by 9:48 a.m. During the roughly one-hour period, residents in areas of Tumwater and Yelm reported that they had called 9-1-1 and heard the phone ring without any answer.

Residents who cannot get through to the 9-1-1 line at any time should hang up and either call CAPCOM's nonemergency number at 704-2740, or call their local police or fire department. Residents are advised to write down this alternate number for future reference.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3