TULSA — Multiple area law enforcement agencies say their emergency and non-emergency telephone lines have been restored Tuesday afternoon after widespread outages across the area.
The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, and Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs and Skiatook police say emergency numbers are back up and running.
Owasso police say as a precaution, alternate emergency lines (918-998-4533/918-998-4534) will be open throughout the evening.
Tulsa Police Department officials also said their 911 system is back online and working normally.
Police encourage citizens to make online reports for minor crimes, as they expect a backlog of calls due to the system being down.
The outages began at about 8:15 a.m. and are believed to be related to a fire Tuesday morning at the AT&T building in downtown Tulsa.
AT&T officials released the following statement:
"Services have been restored for customers in the Tulsa area following a fire at one of our facilities earlier today. We worked as quickly and as safely as conditions allowed to repair damaged equipment, and apologize to anyone who was affected."
Police say it was a widespread outage and affected people across Tulsa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs and Skiatook.
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