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Problem affecting 911 calls in Southwest Va.

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TAZEWELL (WVVA) - If you are in Southwestern Virginia and experiencing problems calling 911 or making toll-free calls -- it's due to damage to a Verizon line.

Major Harold Heatley with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office says the problem is causing local 911 calls to be routed to agencies outside the region, while calls from outside the region are being routed to local 911 centers.

Heatley advises anyone needing to report an emergency to dial their local law enforcement's non-emergency numbers until further notice.

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