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Charleston area possibly impacted by AT&T 911 issues

Officials with Charleston County advised all those in the area with AT&T for a wireless provider to call 911 from a landline or non-AT&T device in the event of an emergency.

Charleston County public information officer Shawn Smetana said the county was advised of a nationwide issue impacting AT&T mobile customers.

A spokesman for Dallas-based AT&T said Wednesday evening the company was aware of service issues affecting some calls to 911 for wireless customers.

The spokesman could not immediately provide more details on how many states have been affected by the outage or when the problem would be fixed.

At around 10:30 p.m. the company tweeted the issue had been resolved.

* The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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