Media Release

Phone Outages Affect Emergency Services

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:00 AM
1:50 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Department of Public Safety has received information that phone lines in certain parts of Alachua County have been cut.   This prevents residents from contacting law enforcement and fire services.  The areas affected are High Springs, Alachua, La Crosse and Hague.  If your phone is not working and you need any type of emergency service, please respond to your nearest police or fire station.  Here is the list of police and fire departments near the areas affected:
Alachua Police Department:  15000 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua
Fire Station 21: 15040 NW US 441, Alachua
High Springs Police Department:  110 NW 2nd Avenue, High Springs    
High Springs Fire Department:  205 NW 1st Avenue, High Springs
La Crosse Volunteer Fire Department (Alachua County Sheriff's Office staffed):  20421 N SR 212, La Crosse
As soon as phone service is restored, we will notify affected residents. 
For more information, please contact the Alachua County Department of Public Safety, Public Information Officer, Carol Davis at 352-258-9966. 



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).