Rowley Police Department Reports Communications System Briefly Knocked Offline

Tuesday February 07, 2023

ROWLEY — Chief Scott Dumas and the Rowley Police Department reports that a burst pipe in the police station briefly knocked its communications system offline on Saturday.
On Saturday, Feb. 4, at about 1:30 p.m., a pipe burst in the Department’s communications center. Water damaged some equipment, which caused sparking and arcing. The Fire Department, headquartered next door, responded immediately to the fire threat. There were no injuries, and no other damage to the building.
The Rowley Police Department non-emergency number, 978-948-7644, was quickly restored. Anyone with an emergency is asked to call 911, which remained active.
Police are working to restore full field communications.

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