BLOOMINGTON — The 911 system for Bloomington is back on line.

The system, which had been down since early Sunday morning, was restored around 3:20 a.m. Monday, said the Bloomington Police Department.

The 911 system for for Normal and McLean County also was down most of Sunday, but was operating that evening.

The 911 system went down early Sunday morning, according to Blake Mowery, the 911 supervisor for McLean County. He said crews worked throughout the day to fix the system, which started working again around 7:45 p.m.

“We noticed around 2:30 a.m. that we were having some issues with some calls and by 3 a.m., the whole system was down,” Mowery told The Pantagraph. “We have our technical people working on it, but we understand there are multiple areas in Illinois also experiencing issues.”

Illinois State University police tweeted at 8:20 p.m. Sunday that its 911 service had been restored.

Non-emergency numbers issued earlier in the day could still be used.

Earlier Sunday, several first responder agencies took to social media to help spread the word. 

Surrounding counties did not appear to be affected.


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