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Cable outage not 911-worthy, Conn. police say

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(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."

  • Crimesider Staff

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