Severed line cuts emergency calls in Wyoming community

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A severed communications line has cut off 911 and other calls to the sheriff's office in Gillette.

The Gillette News-Record reports a construction crew cut the communications line Wednesday.

Campbell County Sheriff Scott Matheny expects phone service to be out for at least a few hours.

He says calls should instead go to the Gillette Police Department at (307) 682-5155. Police are using cell phones to get information to the sheriff's office.

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7/5/2017 11:41:59 AM (GMT -6:00)