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FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality has released instructions for residents needing to access emergency services during a planned Northwestel outage.

The outage will occur between 11:30 p.m. on April 2nd to 6 a.m. on April 3rd. It will affect landline phone service, digital subscriber line (DSL), 9-1-1 and long-distance calling, and Bell Mobility phone service.

NRRM says that during the outage, 9-1-1 and after-hours RCMP and B.C. Ambulance emergency lines will not work, and landlines will be restricted to their local area. Landlines should function within defined service areas, meaning that residents of Fort Nelson within town can only call other landlines within town.

They add that Fort Nelson First Nation and other residents south of the Muskwa River will be able to use landlines to call within the area south of the Muskwa River only.

The municipality has listed alternate calling instructions for the outage, which are as follows:

The municipality says that once Northwestel has completed work, restoration of circuits will proceed, beginning with 9-1-1 service.


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