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BURKECOUNTY, N.C. -- The 911 Operations Manager in Burke County says some residents may have difficulties reaching emergency departments due to a Century Link outage.

Century Link reports some Rutherford College and Valdese residents are without service in the eastern part of Burke County.

Emergency officials are urging any residents in need of service to visit the Valdese Fire Department located at 121 Faet Street SW in Valdese or Lovelady Fire and Rescue at 748 Malcom Boulevard.

Century Link has not provided an estimated restoration time.

Officials say a truck crash is to blame for the Century Link outage.

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