UPDATE: Lake Havasu City Police has confirmed that Verizon customers who dial 911 will be automatically re-routed to the non-emergency dispatch number, allowing all residents to contact emergency personnel via 911.
Lake Havasu City residents attempting to reach emergency dispatchers will not be able to do so by calling 911, according to city officials.
According to Lake Havasu City spokesman Anthony Kozlowski, the city’s 911 service is provided through Verizon Wireless. Verizon has experienced outages nationwide, and in Lake Havasu City.
Although technicians are attempting to find a solution to the issue, emergency lines in Havasu will be unavailable as of Friday afternoon. Havasu residents in need of emergency assistance are advised to contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s non-emergency number at 928-855-4111.
Residents can remain updated on the issue through the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s mobile app, as well as through the city’s website at lhcaz.gov.
The city will announce when 911 services are restored through Verizon Wireless.