TAMPA (970 WFLA) -- Frontier Communications says 911 service in several bay area counties and communities should be restored.
"Network maintenance knocked the switches that provide networks the lines for 911 and other services," says Bob Elek of Frontier Communications.
Elek says another company, CenturyLink, performed maintenance that disrupted the system overnight Tuesday and again around 11 Wednesday morning.
For the second time in 24 hours, an outage linked to Frontier communications has disrupted 911 and other lines used by cities and counties in parts of the Tampa Bay area.
911 service was out in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Bradenton, Manatee County, Sarasota County, and the city of North Port. The non emergency police number in St. Petersburg is out, and municipal lines are disrupted in Belleair.
If you still need an alternate way to call for in the case of an emergency, here are emergency work-around numbers for various agencies:
Tampa police 813 231 6130
Tampa Fire 813 232 6805
Hillsborough sheriff 813 247 8200
St Pete: 911 is working but non emergency number is not
City of Belleair main number is not working
Pinellas County: 911 is working but some calls are not going through... the county has issued a backup number..., (727) 582-5770
City of Bradenton residents are asked to call one of the following numbers in case of an emergency;
Manatee sheriff 941-301-2270
Sarasota sheriff: 941-356-2732, 941-356-2747, 941-356-2778, 941-356-2784, 941-356-2786
941-356-2787, 941-356-3008, 941-650-0819
North Port police (941) 993-7629 or (941) 983-9159.
Pasco County 911 says it is not affected by the outage.