911 phone lines back up after being down in Poquoson, Williamsburg and York Co.

Posted at 2:42 PM, Aug 02, 2016

YORK Co, Va. – Some lines of the 911 phone system in York County was not functioning for a short time Tuesday afternoon.

The phone lines were back up by 2:45 p.m.

The outage affected York, Williamsburg and Poquoson.

In case of emergency, residents were asked to call 757-890-3630 or 757-890-3600.

The lines were out due to a technical issue and were down for about 20 minutes.

People could still call 911, but the operator was not able to talk back to them.