Cut on fiber optic line prevents cell phone users from calling 911 in Fayette County

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. — A fiber optic line was cut in the Oakland area Monday night, causing service issues with AT&T phone and internet services in Fayette County.

The incident prevented people from calling 911 with their cell phones.  Instead, they were told to call (901)-465-3456 to connect to the Fayette County 911 center, or use a phone line in their phone.

Officials say the incident has been resolved.

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