SAVANNAH,GA ( May 30, 2012) A construction crew cut through a power line on Chatham Parkway this afternoon plunging the 911 Emergency Communication Center into darkness.

 Emergency 911 calls were being rerouted to the Chatham Emergency Management Agency office where dispatchers were on duty at the County Court House and crews worked to restore power. Radio calls were being dispatched through portable radios.

 The dispatch center in Tybee Island was standing by as backup.

 Calls to 911 may take a bit longer but will be answered.

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