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Dispatcher Jodi Standley talks a 911 caller through a series of medical questions using software on one of her computer screens at Lincoln's 911 Communication Center.

Technicians have fixed an outage that blocked 911 calls from reaching their respective answering points in several southeast Nebraska counties, the state's Public Service Commission reported.

The outage, which began early Wednesday, affected Jefferson, Johnson, Gage, Pawnee, Nemaha, Otoe and Seward counties, commission spokeswoman Deb Collins said in a news release.

Those 911 centers temporarily instructed people to call alternative numbers to report their emergencies.

As of 12:45 p.m., all 911 centers were receiving calls, she said. 

Windstream and the commission hope to pinpoint the cause over the coming days but do not believe it was suspicious, she said.

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Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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