According to a Pottstown Mercury Facebook post, Verizon Mobile customers are without access to Montgomery County 911.
The outage affects about seven municipalities, according to PhillyBurbs: Hatboro, Upper and Lower Moreland, Upper Dublin, Horsham, Abington and Cheltenham.
Due to an outage at a Verizon central office in Hatboro at around 8 a.m., customers will be temporarily unable to contact the 911 call center and are instead advised to contact their local police department for emergency assistance.
Over in Bucks County at around 8 a.m., the 911 system there was out of service due to maintenance.
Those needing emergency assistance were advised to call area police agencies.
The Bucks County 911 system, which was not associated with the Verizon issue, has been fixed.
Here are the non-emergency contact numbers for the municipalities facing outages. All emergency contacts for area police are 911:
Horsham Police: (215) 643-3600
Upper Dublin Police: (215) 646-2100
Lower Moreland Police: (215) 947-3131
Upper Moreland Police: (215) 657-4700
Cheltenham Police: (215) 885-1600
Hatboro Police: (215) 675-4400
Abington Police: (215) 884-2700