Wireless Cell Service May Be Impacted

Fairfax County has received several reports that wireless cell service has been impacted in certain Northern Virginia areas due to cell tower equipment damaged by the high winds.

Some areas of impact are likely in the Springfield and Burke neighborhoods. Other areas in Northern Virginia might also be affected.

Please do not call 9-1-1 to test your cellular phone service. You may wish to make a test call to a friend or neighbor to test your cell phone service.

If your cell phone service is affected, check with a neighbor for alternative means to reach 9-1-1 by cell phone or use a traditional landline phone to call 9-1-1 for an emergency.

The Fairfax County 9-1-1 center is open and ready to receive emergency phone calls and/ or texts to 9-1-1.

The cellular carriers are making repairs where possible but the ongoing high winds makes climbing cell towers a safety hazard for repair workers.

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