Several Humboldt-based Verizon customers have reached out to LoCO to let us know that they’re experiencing trouble making calls. What’s up with that, they wonder?

So we decided to poll our Facebook audience to see if maybe this problem is widespread and, lo and behold, Verizon woes seem to be rampant. 

And it’s not just in Humboldt, it seems. A quick glance at Twitter reveals many befuddled Verizon customers, specifically in the western United States. While Verizon has yet to issue any statement on the situation, the internet outage pros at Downdetector are following the issue, as noted in this CNET post.

[UPDATE: A Verizon spokesperson told CNET, “Our engineers are engaged and we are working quickly to identify and solve the issue.”]

All this to say, we don’t know anymore about the scale of this Verizon outage than you do, we just wanted you to know that you are not alone. We will update if we hear more. In the meantime, should you have an emergency, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reminds you that you can text 911: