Safety Officials Probe 911 Blackout

ECC Says Service Down For 10 Minutes Because Backup Failed

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Posted: August 7, 2014

A James Madison University police officer directs traffic on South Main Street after the power outage shut down traffic signals Tuesday evening. The outage also affected the ECC, which says it took 10 minutes to switch to alternative power. (Photo by Bryan Gilkerson / DN-R)

HARRISONBURG — The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center made the kind of history Tuesday evening it never wants to repeat: losing its two main power sources.

A power outage...



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