Linn County’s countywide communications system failed for a short time on Saturday.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says it affected radio communications and paging capabilities for all Linn County first responders. Phone systems weren’t affected.
Authorities say the issue was traced to a malfunctioning computerized system component.
Technicians were able to get the system back on line within an hour – and they’re taking steps to make the county’s communications system doesn’t fail in this way again.