The emergency phone system in Gilroy and Morgan Hill experienced a failure Tuesday morning. Residents could not make any 911 calls. AT&T services the area and is working to diagnose the problem.
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Gilroy and Morgan Hill experienced an emergency phone system failure Tuesday morning and residents were mpt able to call 911 from their land lines.
Giloy police said the problem is currently being diagnosed by the phone company and it appears the outage is within and outside the city limits of Gilroy.
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Before noon, AT&T spokesman George Ross told NBC Bay Area that crews had rerouted the lines so that 911 service was restored at the Gilroy police department. AT&T provides the service to the Gilroy police department. Continue reading…