Update: The City of Austin is looking into what caused its 911 system to stop working yesterday.
The system is running as normal today.
Original Story (Dec. 16, 6:14 p.m.): Austin's 911 emergency call functions were disrupted Monday afternoon, leading to some longer wait times for callers.
The city activated its Emergency Operations Center to manage the outage. The Austin Police Department put more officers on the streets to increase visibility and accessibility.
Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell said the city has been getting help from agencies in surrounding communities.