911 service restored for SLO County Verizon customers after temporary outage


San Luis Obispo County Verizon customers saw their 911 service go out temporarily on Tuesday.

About 10:30 a.m., customers received an alert that Verizon’s cellular 911 system was down. By 1 p.m., the system had been restored, though the issue behind the outage hadn’t been completely resolved, Verizon spokeswoman Heidi Flato said.

During the outage, customers were urged by the San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services to call their police or fire departments directly. It was unclear what caused the outage.

Here’s a countywide list of who to call in an emergency if 911 goes out, courtesy of the Office of Emergency Services:

San Luis Obispo

Police: 805-781-7317

Fire: 805-781-7380

Morro Bay

Police: 805-772-6225

Fire: 805-772-6242


Police: 805-461-5051

Fire: 805-466-5070

Paso Robles

Police: 805-237-6464

Fire: 805-227-7560

Pismo Beach

Police and fire: 805-773-2208

Grover Beach

Police: 805-473-4511

Fire: 805-473-5490

Arroyo Grande

Police: 805-473-5110

Fire: 805-473-5490

California Highway Patrol


San Luis Obispo County Fire/Cal Fire


Cal Poly Police Department


Cuesta College Police Department


Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF