Lines back up after nationwide AT&T landline outage affected FPL, local police

MIAMI (WSVN) - The lines are open once again after a nationwide phone outage Monday that affected at least two major services in South Florida.

Both Sunrise and Miami-Dade police departments as well as FPL reached announced technical difficulties due a land-line outage at AT&T.

FPL sent out a tweet about it being affected just after 2 p.m.

At around 1:30 p.m., Miami-Dade Police’s public information officers reached out to 7News to say landlines at their media relations bureau were down and asked to be contacted via email.

The Sunrise Police Department also sent the following announcement via Twitter:

According to, there were reportedly AT&T outages in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Miami, St. Louis, Chicago, New York and more than 300 other locations.

The lines were back up and running by around 4:30 p.m.

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