(CBS/AP) FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A Connecticut police department says it was hit with numerous 911 calls after a cable outage hit parts of southwestern Connecticut on Sunday night.
Fairfield police resorted to posting a message on the department's Facebook page informing the public that missing your favorite show isn't an emergency.
The message said the outage is "neither an emergency or a police related concern."
The post warns that 911 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only and misuse of the 911 system may result in an arrest.
Cablevision said in a statement shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday that there was a commercial power outage in its Norwalk facility. It says "the power matter has been resolved and service has been restored to our customers."