Fire Chief Paul E. Flanagan and Police Chief Terence M. Delehanty report that the Massachusetts state 911 system is currently experiencing intermittent interruption of service related to problems with a nationwide internet service provider. This is a national problem also impacting most of Massachusetts, including here in Winthrop.
As a result, residents are temporarily urged contact the police or fire department for assistance by dialing the following direct numbers:
Police Emergencies: 617-846-1212
Fire and Medical Emergencies: 617-846-3473
Motorists or those on state property/highways needing State Police assistance can also call the following State Police emergency call centers:
Shelburne Control PSAP 413-625-8200
New Braintree Control PSAP 508-867-1170
Northampton Control PSAP 413-586-1508
Framingham PSAP 508-820-2121.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
Utilize Massachusetts Alerts to receive emergency notifications and information from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service. Massachusetts Alerts is a free app that is available for Android and iPhones. To learn more aboutMassachusetts Alerts, and for information on how to download the free app onto your smartphone, visit:http://www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-smartphone-app.