Sheriff and Emergency Services Monitor Chautauqua County Cell Phone Outages

Submitted by Justin Gould on Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:40

MAYVILLE, NY – As of 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2024, Chautauqua County's Emergency 911 Services remain operational. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and Office of Emergency Services are actively monitoring the current cell phone service outages affecting the region.

Locally and nationwide, numerous Americans are experiencing cellular service disruptions on major carriers, including AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile, and others, as reported by Downdetector. While we trust that you can make 911 calls using SOS mode, it is advisable for everyone to establish a contingency plan.

Specifically, AT&T has reported over 64,000 outages nationwide as of early Thursday morning. The outages commenced at approximately 3:30 a.m. ET. Amid these widespread outages, we would like to reassure Chautauqua County residents the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Services are closely monitoring the situation.

We understand the importance of reliable communication services, especially in emergency situations, and we are committed to keeping the public informed. Further updates will be provided promptly if there are any changes in the status of our local cell phone services.

About the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office: The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, under the leadership of Sheriff James B. Quattrone and Undersheriff Richard D. Telford, stands as a beacon of excellence in law enforcement, proudly holding accreditation as a New York State Accredited Agency. For more information, visit Sheriff.us.

About Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services: The Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services is dedicated to safeguarding the community by providing comprehensive emergency management, response, recovery, and mitigation services. The office plays a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and safety of Chautauqua County residents and visitors during both routine and extraordinary events. For more information, visit chautcofire.org.


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