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911 issue in Karnes County resolved

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KARNES COUNTY, TexasUPDATE (4:15 p.m.): The issue with the 911 lines in Karnes County has been resolved as of 4:15 p.m. Thursday.

(Original Story)

911 lines are down Thursday in Karnes County, but there are options to get help, Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva said.

Villanueva said residents who have an emergency can call 830-780-3931 and select option 1.

Anyone who dials 911 will get their calls answered by the Wilson County Sheriff's Office, which will contact Karnes County, Villanueva said.

The sheriff said a main cable to Verizon was compromised and it's not known how long the outage will last.

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