Mon Sep 20, 2021

Fiber line cut, 911 services rerouted but still working [free read]


For the second time in less than a month, Columbus County’s 911 services have been rerouted to another county due to a fiber line being cut.

The announcement was made around 2 p.m. by county spokesperson Amanda Price, who said that county offices could be affected.

“911 Services shall remain uninterrupted during repair to the fiber line.  If you are having difficulties reaching other County Departments, please remain patient,” Prince stated.

A similar situation unfolded on Aug. 19, after two fibers lines were accidentally cut, leaving many people in and around Whiteville without WiFi or phone service. That day, the city of Whiteville called in temporary mobile cell towers so its 911 services could continue to run.

This story is developing. Check back to for further updates.

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