Pickford, Detour, Drummond Island Experiencing Phone Outages, Expected to Last At Least Another Day

A major phone line in the Pickford area was damaged Monday afternoon, causing outages in Southeast Pickford, Detour and Drummond Island that have continued into Tuesday.

According to a Facebook Post from the Chippewa County Central Dispatch, this outage could last another 24-36 hours due to the extensive damage.

The post says that local EMS and Fire Departments are being affected by this outage, and have been notified of the extended outage.

Chippewa County Central Dispatch says that the emergency radio communication systems still remain operational.

Please stay with 9&10 News as we update you about this outage.