Northwestel plans telecommunications outage in parts of Yukon, N.W.T., early Thursday morning

There will be a telecommunications outage for all Northwestel services in some Yukon and N.W.T. communities early Thursday morning, according to the Yukon government.

The outage, which is because of "critical maintenance," will take place from midnight until 5 a.m. Thursday, the territory said in a news release Wednesday.

That means 911 services will be disrupted. The territory said the RCMP will have active patrols in the affected communities.

"To report an emergency, go to your local RCMP detachment or community health centre, or flag down an emergency vehicle," the release said.

All telecommunications services will be disrupted in the following areas:

  • Carmacks.

  • Pelly Crossing.

  • Stewart Crossing.

  • Mayo.

  • Keno.

  • Dawson City.

  • Eagle Plains.

  • Fort McPherson.

  • Tsiigehtchic.

  • Inuvik.

  • Faro.

  • Ross River.