Thursday we learned that CenturyLink was having nationwide outages in major areas causing the 911 system to go down -- and Yakima has been one of the affected areas.

The outage has caused "SunComm" (the center hub that routes 911 calls and dispatch) to go down, as of 11:30 Thursday night there was no update as to when the problem will be fixed. Meantime, call (509) 457-0207 for emergencies. Those 911 calls will be forwarded to SunComm. Texting 911 is still up and running.