Widespread phone outage in Orleans, neighboring counties

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 September 2015 at 12:00 am

A widespread phone outage has many people without phone service this morning in Orleans County, and neighboring communities.

In Orleans County the 9-1-1 emergency phone system is working, but some agencies and organizations don’t have service.

Medina Memorial Hospital is unable to accept phone calls through its usual phone number so the hospital has a dedicated cell phone at the switchboard. People can call in at (585) 261-0829. The hospital can still call out with its phone system, said Wendy Jacobson, CEO and president of the hospital.