The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station phone lines are operational after several hours of disruption due to nearby transformer maintenance.
Sgt. Dmitry Barkon of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said their phone lines went down around 1 a.m. and they were unable to take non-emergency calls. However, 9-1-1 was operational for emergency calls during that time period.
At approximately 11 a.m., the SCV Sheriff’s Station tweeted an advisory informing the community its phone lines were down for an undetermined time. While maintenance was ongoing, the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station managed dispatch for the SCV’s non-emergency calls, according to the advisory.
Southern California Edison was doing a routine maintenance on a nearby transformer which caused disruption with the station’s phone lines and internet connection, Barkon said.
“They are working to get the phone lines back in order,” said SCV Sheriff’s Station Deputy Natalie Arriaga said.
The SCV Sheriff’s Station updated their advisory at approximately 3:50 p.m. informing the community their phone lines were “back and functioning.”
Sheriff’s deputies moved to their new station located at 26201 Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita. The station has a new phone line, (661) 250-4000, for non-emergency calls as well.
If a person is having an emergency, call 9-1-1.