ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KSDK) -Service has been restored toseveral St. Clair County, Illinois townsthat experienced a 911 outage earlier today.

HerbSimmons, who oversees the 911 system for Cencom in St. Clair County, says a construction crew severed a fiber optic line somewhere near Marissa, Illinois, which knocked out the 911 system to parts of the county, including Smithton, Freeburg, and New Athens.

Crewswere ableto find the location of the break and repair the fiber optic line.

Residentswere able tocall their local police department or non-emergency numbers for assistance during the outage.

Scott Weymouth, a spokesperson for the St. Clair county Sheriff's Department is unaware of any widespread problems resulting from this incident.

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