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San Bernardino Co. desert 911 lines restored

May 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
All 911 phone lines in the high desert area of San Bernardino County (Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley, Adelanto and possibly farther north) were temporarily interrupted by a drilling accident Thursday.

The 911 service was restored by 6 p.m. Thursday.

A municipal construction crew in Barstow accidentally drilled through network cables at about 1:45 p.m. Thursday.

Some land lines, Internet and cable TV services were also affected.

People were advised to call (760) 245-4211 for all emergency and non-emergency law enforcement calls.