CenturyLink says they are working to restore services as quickly as possible following reports of outages Thursday morning across the country, including parts of Arizona. The late-night phone call was sent at 11:30 p.m.to the entire Portland metro area, according to oregonlive.com.
National news sources reported the CenturyLink outage knocked out 911 call service in several states.
Police departments in Cleburne, Corsicana, Frisco, McKinney and Stephenville also reported 911 outages persisting through Friday morning.
According to the company, the outage began early on Thursday and has impacted states from NY to California.
The commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will investigate the cause and effect of the outage, he said.
A 911 outage also occurred in 2014 and lasted for about seven hours, according to previous Seattle Times reporting.
Police and fire departments throughout the state took to social media to alert followers to the problem, which was causing some 911 calls made from landlines and cellphones to not go through to the appropriate dispatchers.
CRESA said as of Friday morning that 911 services have been restored in Clark County but that its still experiencing intermittent reports of 911 call failures.
As of Friday evening, there was no indication the coast-to-coast disruption of 911 calling had exacerbated any emergency situations or resulted in injuries or deaths.
The 911 dispatch center and emergency management in western Missouri's Johnson County were hit by the outage, county Emergency Management Director Troy Armstrong said on December 28. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai tweeted Friday that CenturyLink's service outage is "unacceptable".
As of 8 a.m., technical issues with the 911 system were resolved, Procopio said. It provided no other details, including how many customers were affected. "We are seeing good progress, but our service restoration work is not complete", read a tweet from the Louisiana-based telecommunications company.