Cobb County 911 system crashes

Photo by Tina Stein

Photo by Tina Stein

MARIETTA (AP) — Authorities in Cobb County just outside Atlanta say they're trying to determine how the 911 system crashed Wednesday morning.

Cobb County 911 Supervisor Cathy Gordon tells WSB-TV the system was down for at least 40 minutes, but a backup system was operational by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

During the outage, residents were asked to hold all non-emergency calls.

Gordon said this hasn't happened before. She said a phone company was working to resolve the issue.

Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html