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Several Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore cities lost 911 service Sunday afternoon

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Oct 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-11 16:30:01-04

Hampton Roads, Va. – Normal 911 service was interrupted across several Peninsula and Eastern Shore cities Sunday afternoon.

Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, York-Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County, Isle of Wight County and portions of the Eastern Shore all lost service, and advised citizens to call their non-emergency numbers.

John Bonomo with Verizon says it appears that a fuse blew in one of their central offices causes customers to get a busy signal. He said service was fully restored just before 3:00 p.m.