Vermont State Police phone lines have been repaired

November 26, 2019 GMT

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say repairs have been completed to phone lines to a dispatch center that went down after a routine upgrade.

Police said that for several hours Tuesday morning, anyone calling the Vermont State Police barracks in Williston, St. Albans, Middlesex, Derby, or St. Johnsbury using a seven-digit dispatch phone line got a busy signal.

Police reported that by 9:30 a.m., the problem had been fixed.

The problem did not affect the 911 system used to reach state police dispatch for emergencies. And radio communications were working throughout.