BEND, Ore. -- Deschutes County hopes it has found a fix to a glitch at its 911 dispatch center that caused telephone and computer systems to lose power during a snowstorm.
The Bend Bulletin reports the 90-minute outage in February could have been avoided if a control circuit had operated properly.
But the circuit caused a complete shutoff to the dispatch center's computer room and a backup system that would have drawn power from an emergency generator.
The fix will cost about $70,000.
The setup was built according to code, but the code changed this year to provide an exception for critical operations centers like 911 dispatch centers.