CenturyLink outage affecting Minnesota customers and is a nationwide issue

If your internet or phone is out today, this might be why.
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A nationwide outage is affecting CenturyLink customers and Minnesota has been hit as hard as any state in the country. 

According to DownDetector, the outage is a problem in major hubs nationwide, with the biggest impacts felt west of the Mississippi River, including in the Twin Cities metro area. 

The nationwide outage map as of 2:40 p.m. Central Time. 

The nationwide outage map as of 2:40 p.m. Central Time. 

CenturyLink issued a statement just after noon saying they're working as fast as possible to fix the issue. The outages are impacting internet and phone mostly, although some customers may be hit with a total blackout loss of all CenturyLink services. 

It's unclear how long the outage will affect customers, but KOB 4 in New Mexico is reporting that it could be 24-48 hours before the issue is resolved.

Minneapolis Police Department says the outage is unlikely to affect 911 operations, but if anyone has issues calling 911 they can try 612-348-2345 as an alternate. 

 We'll update the story once more information is available. 

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