Winnipeg police say work on the 911 system has been completed.
The system is once again fully operational to those who need it.
WPS are thankful to Winnipeggers for their patience.
Work on the 9-1-1 system is now complete and the system is once again fully functional. Thank you for your patience and help during this time. https://t.co/NAKPSdRnX7— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) March 6, 2021
Earlier: Manitobans are being notified that work taking place on the 911 system is taking place Friday and it could provide issues for people needing the service.
The WPS says in a release that the work will begin Friday morning. The emergency phone system will still be available, but location information will not be detected automatically by the system.
"If you call 911, provide your phone number & location as soon as you connect with an operator," Const. Rob Carver of the WPS says.
He says the loss of the automatic detection of location data could last for 60 minutes while the work is being completed.
This disruption will be province-wide.
Urgent work is required on the 9-1-1 system.— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) March 5, 2021
9-1-1 will still be available, but location info will not be auto-detected. If you call 9-1-1 provide your phone number & location as soon as you connect with an operator.
This work could last for 60 minutes.