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Residents in Southern Santa Clara County Unable to Call 911 From Landline Phones

Gilroy police are warning residents that, because of a phone system problem, they can’t call 911 from landlines this morning. Police said the problem is being investigated by a phone company, and initially appears to be affecting residents within city limits and in other parts of southern Santa Clara County.

They did not have an estimate for when the problem would be resolved. In the meantime, residents who need emergency help are advised to call 911 from a cellphone, or (408) 842-0919 from any phone. Another number for emergency service is Santa Clara County communications at (408) 683-2681.

Police are answering the phone at the police station at (408) 842-0191. Residents can also call St. Louise Hospital at (408) 848-8680 or various fire stations directly: — Las Animas station at 8383 Wren Ave. (408) 846-0391 — Chestnut station at 7070 Chestnut St. (408) 846-0370 — Sunrise station at 880 Sunrise Drive (408) 846-0378 Santa Clara County sheriff’s Deputy Kurtis Stenderup said authorities are aware of the issue and that it is affecting residents in the southern part of the county.

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