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.
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.