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Santa Barbara County's 911 phone system down for nearly two hours

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Santa Barbara County's 911 system was down for about two hours Tuesday afternoon.

System back online just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Santa Barbara County's 911 system was out of service for about two hours Tuesday afternoon.

The county reported that its ability to receive 911 calls went down just before 3 p.m. There’s no word on what caused the problem. The dispatch center was fully functional, except for its ability to receive 911 calls. County officials say 911 was back in operation by 5 p.m.

People in Santa Barbara County needing emergency services were directed to a landline number during the outage.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.