Carbon County Communications Center's 911 service was down for about six hours beginning at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
County 911 director Gary Williams said early Monday that the outage was triggered by a problem with Verizon's equipment.
"It affected everyone at first, then it affected Jim Thorpe, Nesquehoning, Summit Hill, and Lansford in Carbon County, and Coaldale and Kline townships and McAdoo in Schuylkill. It seemed like Verizon had an issue at their Bloomsburg office," he said.
Efforts to reach Verizon spokesman Sheldon Jones were unsuccessful early Monday.