AT&T says service restored after 911 outage

HOUSTON (AP) - AT&T released the following statement on Wednesday night:

Various law enforcement and government agencies in Texas and other states around the U.S. had reported on Wednesday that AT&T customers were unable to call 911 from their cellphones.

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

In Texas, agencies in Houston, Corpus Christi, Fort Worth and other cities provided alternate numbers for people to call if they have an emergency.

Agencies in Florida, Tennessee and Washington, D.C, also posted tweets saying they were affected by the outage and also provided different numbers to call.