ALBANY, N.Y. — Authorities in two neighboring upstate New York counties say their local 911 systems are back up after experiencing extended outages.
Officials in Albany and Saratoga county say their emergency dispatch systems went down early Friday morning. Albany County’s 911 system was back online shortly before 11 a.m., while Saratoga’s was back up soon after.
The 911 system in a third neighboring county, Rensselaer, also went down briefly but the county quickly transferred to its backup system.
During the outage Saratoga County’s 911 calls were handled by dispatchers with the state police and the sheriff’s office in neighboring Washington County.
Albany County Sherriff Craig Apple told the Times-Union that the outage occurred when a fiber was cut in the city of Albany and the network didn’t reroute automatically.