Benton County 911 Back In Service

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BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- The 911 system in Benton County is now up and running Friday (Mar. 6) to take emergency calls. It went down for several hours after dispatchers briefly repaired it Thursday.

Dispatchers tell us it returned to service close to 11 p.m. The system went down Thursday for a second time around 10:25 p.m.

The problem was affecting all 911 systems in Benton County, so residents who had an emergency called the seven-digit line for local police or fire departments.

The 911 system went down for the first time at about 7 p.m. and was repaired around 8:45 p.m. before going down.