Emergency Communications Down in Southern Michigan

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A fiber optic cable between Jackon and Albion has been severe and it has crippled 911 communications in Hillsdale, Calhoun and parts of Jackson counties. Emergencies in Hillsdale and Calhoun counties can be reported by dialing the following alternative numbers:

Hillsdale County
Hillsdale State Police (517) 849-9922

Calhoun County
Calhoun Central Dispatch (269) 686-5222
Albion Public Safety (517) 629-9151

Jackson County
Jackson Sheriff (517) 788-4200

A contractor putting a sign at Lumen Christi High School in Jackson accidentally drilled through four large fiber optic cables late Tuesday morning. That caused the outage to the emergency lines and many other phone lines serving Hillsdale, Calhoun and Jackson counties.