Thomas Pechal with Temple Fire & Rescue issued the following news release Monday afternoon:

Due to an outage at the Temple Lake AT&T Central Office, residents of Temple may have difficulty calling 9-1-1. If you need to call 9-1-1 and are unable to complete the call, you should call the Temple Police Department at (254) 298-5500. It is undetermined the length of time it will take restore service. We will update you as soon as we receive information from AT&T on when service is restored.