911 down in Pulaski County for the second time in a week

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – For the second time in a week, Pulaski County is dealing with downed 911 lines.

Pulaski County 911 Dispatch announced Friday that all 911 phone lines for cell phones and Voice over IP are down.

People are being directed to call (606) 678-5008 for emergencies.

Landlines are not impacted.

According to the Pulaski County Dispatch Center, a house fire in Lincoln County caused the lines to go down.

Director Aaron Ross says the fire damaged the fiber optic lines that sends calls to the hub in Lexington.

On Tuesday, Pulaski County 911 Dispatch reported 911 lines for cell phones and Voice over IP were down.

Ross says that was caused by someone digging and hitting a fiber optic line in Pulaski County that goes to the Lexington hub.

That outage lasted seven hours.

Ross says there is no estimate on when the fiber optic line causing this current outage will be repaired.

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