A 911 outage will affect Sutherlin and Oakland residents until Friday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

A telephone line issue may affect people's ability to call 911 from a landline, said Brad O'Dell, a spokesman for the sheriff's office.

911 lines in the affected area have been switched to temporarily ring into the Sutherlin Police Department, which is staffed with an emergency dispatcher until 1 a.m. After that, the only way to reach 911 will be from a mobile phone, O'Dell said.

"The problem is affecting residents of the Sutherlin and Oakland areas and is expected to last until sometime tomorrow," O'Dell said.

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