UPDATE: Pitt County 911 Lines Fixed

Pitt County Emergency Managment Director Noel Lee says 911 lines are now working properly.

Lee says CenturyLink has found and corrected the problem, a problem he says was on the phone provider's end.

People trying to call 911 in Pitt County from landlines early this morning were not able to get to an operator. Cell phone calls were making it through as normal, however.



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Pitt County Emergency Managment Director Noel Lee says 911 lines are down in Pitt County.

Around 4:30 a.m., it was discovered that anyone trying to call 911 from a landline was unable to get through. Strangely, calls placed from cell phones are able to contact 911.

Lee says crews are working to fix the problem. In the meantime, anyone in Pitt County who has an emergency should call (252) 830-4610. That's normally the non-emergency phone number, but right now, it's serving as a back-up for 911.

We will let you know when the problem is fixed.


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  • by duh on Dec 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM
    nope, not an employee, close friends with an ex employee, thank goodness....put in an application....geesh
  • by farmer on Dec 22, 2011 at 11:59 AM
    The farmer in the dell, the farmer in the dell, high Ho the Marlboro, the farmer in the dell...
  • by Annoyed Location: Greenville on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:23 AM
    Some people love to complain when something goes wrong. Why not compliment the countless hours that the systems works. If you you are so upset with Greenville please leave. You will NOT be missed.
  • by duh Location: greenville on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:53 AM
    of course not, that might actually makes sense, have you seen what they are working with, what a joke! where is all of the 911 money going? cause it definitely isn't into technology or salaries! new management please!
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      by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:22 AM in reply to duh
      Sounds to me like you are an employee and upset with management. Be thankful you have a job! I would gladly take your place!
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        by Nom De Plume on Dec 22, 2011 at 03:48 PM in reply to
        This may well be a disgruntled employee, but most people in emergency services in Pitt county know that our 911 center does need improvement. In technology, staffing and management. It's hard to provide good service in the 21st century with a 1970's mentality and equipment.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:34 AM
    Uh. Shouldn't reverse 911 broadcast out to residents that the backup number needed to be used until further notice? Then when the system was back up, use reverse 911 to let residents know they could go back to using normally?
  • by joe Location: greenville on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:14 AM
    That place needs some sweeping changes... What a joke. Maybe they can pull their backup out... Some tin cans.
  • by uummmm.... Location: pitt county on Dec 22, 2011 at 03:53 AM
    It's about time to update Pitt County's old and outdated system!!! Here's your sign!!
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