Phone Lines Down at Aransas Pass PD

If you are trying to reach the Aransas Pass PD or City Hall, you might notice that you cannot get through.  We have been informed by Verizon that our phones are completely out here in Aransas Pass.  This issue is also affecting our 911 system.  If you call 911 you will be routed to the Portland Police Department.  Portland PD will then forward us the emergency information though a backup channel.  There is no ETA as to when this matter will be corrected.

You can always contact us here at the PD by email via our online police department directory or by contacting the Portland Police Department non-emergency line at 361-777-4444.

Also affected:

Most All Cellular Providers within the area.

[box style=”alert”]***Update 5-22-13 @ 2:05 a.m. — Phone services restored.

***Update 5-21-13 @ 8:37 p.m. — Verizon informed the PD that an AT&T fiber line had been cut.  Estimated time to full fix is 4.5 hours.

***Update 5-21-13 @ 7:23 p.m. — Verizon contacted Aransas Pass PD and advised they are still working on the issue.  There is still no ETA on when services will be restored.[/box]