The Imperial County 9-1-1 emergency phone system is operating again.
Early Wednesday the Imperial County Sheriff's Office notified local media outlets that there were problems with the emergency phone system affecting local law enforcement dispatch centers. For most of Wednesday 9-1-1 emergency calls were routed to the sheriff's dispatch and then transferred to the correct agency. This resulted in slight delays for emergency responders. Shortly before 4:00 p.m. an advisory was issued by the sheriff's office reporting that all dispatch centers were back to normal operations. There was no information as to the cause of the problem.