Updated: City of Roanoke phone lines now operational

Roanoke will maintain the same tax rate it adopted in 1996.

Roanoke will maintain the same tax rate it adopted in 1996.

Updated June 12 at 2:40 p.m.

All city of Roanoke phone lines are now operational.

Posted June 12 at 2:23 p.m.

The city of Roanoke’s phone lines are down, the city announced Wednesday, June 12.

The outage includes lines at the city’s police and fire departments, library, and recreation and visitor centers, according to a news release.

While the city said it is working on the issue, it did not have a timeline for when the phone lines will be functional again.

In case of emergencies, the city encourages residents to dial 911, which is not affected by the outage.
By Korri Kezar
Korri Kezar graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a degree in journalism. She worked for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto edition for two years before moving to Dallas. Five years later, she returned to the company to launch Community Impact Newspaper's Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth edition, where she covers local government, development, transportation and a variety of other topics. She has also worked at the San Antonio Express-News, Austin-American Statesman and Dallas Business Journal.