McDowell County Residents Experiencing Phone Line Problems

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – McDowell County residents are having issues with phone lines.

If you are using a cell phone or if you are from the 938, 967 or 875 exchanges and you need emergency assistance, you can dial 911. You will get Wyoming County’s 911 Center. They will take your information and relay it to McDowell County for dispatch.

All other exchanges in the county, when you dial 911, you will get the McDowell County dispatch.

Remember all 911 calls will be answered and dispatched as promptly as possible.

An update will be published when phone lines are restored to normal.

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