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911 Service Restored In Virginia

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The outages lasted for several hours Friday afternoon.

County officials had given out alternative numbers for people to call, in case they could not get through dialing 911.

The cause of the outages is being investigated by Verizon.

This post was updated at 5:25 p.m., Feb. 18, 2011.


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