911 system knocked out in parts of SoCal

8/23/2008 SANTA ANA, CA Sheriff's Lt. Ted Boyne says there were no reports of serious problems or unanswered emergency calls during the outage early Saturday.

He says callers could still dial two regular business numbers to reach dispatchers.

The lieutenant says the outage was caused by changes involved in the introduction of a new 657 area code assigned to the region.

He says the sheriff's department contacted AT&T, which fixed the problem.

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