It's suspected that someone boring a hole along Route 178, may have damaged some underground wiring. That is the likely reason that AT&T 911 service isn't working in Utica and nearby.
Utica Police Chief Rodney Damron has talked with repair crews. Personnel on that crew think they can have the problem corrected by around midnight. In the meantime, if you have AT&T cell service or a landline, you'll need to use another provider or call 223-2311.