Ionia County Dispatchers tell WOOD Radio Clarksville & Lake Odessa areas lost much of their phone service this evening.

What started out as a potential 9-1-1 break in service now appears to impact cell phone coverage in those areas as well as contacting other local numbers. Central Dispatch tells WOOD Radio both the fire stations in those communities are now staffed and it may be necessary to visit them and make any emergency service requests if phone service falters.

A-T-and-T crews are working on the problem.