TELSTRA says Western Australia is still experiencing some interruptions to triple-0 calls after a cable was cut in New South Wales early this morning.
They said the cable cut by an unknown party between Orange & Bowral in NSW caused intermittent mobile voice connection interruptions in NSW, Victoria, South Australia & Queensland.
Update: @Telstra fibre repair crew on site at cable pit east of Orange. Significant fire damage consistent with lightning strike. We’re working to restore services ASAP and are sorry for service interruptions. Current impact mostly in NSW & some interruptions in VIC, SA & WA. pic.twitter.com/alyCfNIKpZ
— Telstra News (@Telstra_news) May 3, 2018
They said they are working to restore services as soon as possible, but WA is currently still experiencing some interruptions.
St John Ambulance is experiencing some issues and has advised people to try again if their call does not get through the first time.
There is a nation wide issue with 000 calls at the moment which is effecting @stjohn_wa . Please try again if you can’t get through to 000 the first time. @ESTA000 are working on the issue now https://t.co/VN9jnY2XIv
— Phil Martin (@Phil_Martin_SJA) May 3, 2018
The ABC is reporting people who cannot reach St John Ambulance can request to speak to police and the police will direct an ambulance to the emergency.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services was impacted, but is back online.