2017-08-09

Cell service down across Atlantic Canada

by Michael Lee

Customers are without cell service across Atlantic Canada, but South Shore police services remain unaffected.

The phone lines and mobile radios for the Bridgewater Police Service are still open and Cpl. Dal Hutchinson of the Nova Scotia RCMP says they are still responding to calls.

"We're encouraging people to only call 911 if it's an emergency."

The Bridgewater Justice Centre has been able to place and receive some calls.

South Shore Regional Hospital declined to comment.

Telus and Bell Aliant took to Twitter saying they are aware of the issue and are investigating.

While the problems appear to be affecting cell users, there are reports that the Halifax Regional Police does not have service.

The Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office (EMO) said on Twitter that 911 is still working but the best way to reach it is through a land line.

The office says it is working with service providers and has reached out to fire dispatch, ambulance and community emergency management.

The EMO has also activated the provincial coordination centre.

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