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Intermittent Phone Disruptions Reported Throughout County
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Stanislaus County has issued an emergency alert.

According to the notice, released Sunday evening, Sept. 5:

“9 1 1 and non emergency phones are experiencing intermittent interruptions throughout Stanislaus County and beyond. This includes cellular and landline phone communications. We are working with the phone companies on a solution. At this time, text to 9 1 1 is working for all cellular phone providers. If you have an emergency and are unable to get through via the telephone, please attempt text to 9 1 1. We will send out a notification when phone services are restored to normal operations.

The Oakdale Police Department has confirmed its 9 1 1 system is operational and is not being impacted by the 9 1 1 outage.

Please note Turlock Police Department does not have text to 9 1 1 capabilities.

For emergencies in Turlock you may dial 209-668-1200. For emergencies in Ceres you may dial 209-538-5712. For emergencies in all other parts of Stanislaus County and Modesto you may dial 209-558-HELP. For emergencies that you would like to reach the California Highway Patrol you may dial 209-356-2900.