UPDATE:  Lynchburg DES reports the issue with wireless carriers not being able to get through to 911 has been resolved.

EARLIER: From the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services: If you are a Verizon Wireless or US Cellular customer, you may have problems contacting the City of Lynchburg’s Emergency 9-1-1 services.  According to Emergency Services Director Melissa Foster, they have been made aware that customers of these two wireless companies have been experiencing difficulty contacting 9-1-1.  “We have contacted the carriers and made them aware of the situation and are hoping they will have the issue resolved as soon as possible,” said Foster. In the interim, anyone who needs emergency assistance and is not able to contact Emergency Services using 9-1-1 should call the non-emergency number at (434) 847-1602.