911 Down Briefly in Mamaroneck, Elsewhere

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Did you receive the robo-call Thursday night?

The 911 emergency phone system was down for a time Thursday in Mamaroneck and other locations in Westchester and Putnam Counties, say officials.

While cellphone service was restored within about 20 minutes, spot outages persisted until 6:15 p.m. with landlines, reports WCBS.

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A Verizon outage was to blame, according to Westchester County police.

When the 911 system goes down, it is designed to redirect calls to administrative lines. In some places, that did not happen, police said.

Officials late Thursday were trying to figure out precisely what happened and why.

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