UPDATE | Lawrence County 911 system back up and running

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 5/16/19 @ 2:24 p.m.
The Lawrence County 911 system is back up and running.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, the system's computer server crashed Thursday morning.

ORIGINAL STORY 5/16/19
The Lawrence County 911 system is currently down.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says phone lines and the computer system stopped working at 7:40 a.m. Thursday.

Technicians were contacted after the system's computer server crashed.

Officials say the backup system is functioning properly. Now when someone calls 911 in Lawrence County, it will go to the Gallia County 911 center. Dispatchers then transfer the emergency call to the Lawrence County 911 center or the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone experiencing a problem contacting 911 is urged to call the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.