CenturyLink outage affects airport, 911 service

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – A nationwide outage of CenturyLink has caused some issues with government business (Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has reported some problems) and has resulted in a disruption of service to the Jackson Hole Airport.

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office said their Combined Communications Center in Green River has been compromised as well.

Sheriff Mike Lowell said the Communications Center, which dispatches for emergency services units throughout the county and serves as the county’s 911 call center and emergency services communications hub, began experiencing difficulties late this morning.

“The Communications Center is working with CenturyLink the mitigate the situation,” Lowell said. “But 911 calls have been impacted. If you call 911 but experience difficulty getting through, hang up and call either (307) 875-1400 or (307) 362-6575.”

Jackson Hole Airport officials recommend anyone traveling or picking up travelers at the airport keep an eye on the arrival/departure board online. Several flights have been delayed or diverted as a result of the outage. Numerous airports across the country have been affected.

CenturyLink made a statement earlier today saying they are working on the problem.

CenturyLink outage map (CenturyLink)

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