From King County
The 9-1-1 system in Washington State is down at this time. No calls are getting through to the 9-1-1 centers, either on landlines or cell phones.
People who are having an emergency in King County can call the ten-digit emergency number for the police or fire agency in their area on a landline or cell phone, or they can use Text-to-911 on their cell phone.
There is no estimate for restoration of 9-1-1 service. No additional details are available at this time.
From SPD: If you are having difficulty connecting to the Seattle 911 Center, please call 206 583-2111, 206 625-5011 or text 911
UPDATE 12/28/2018 7:55 AM: The 9-1-1 problems in Seattle and around the state have reportedly continued into Friday morning. KUOW reports a network malfunction at CenturyLink took out 911 service across Washington and in other states nationwide Thursday night.
UPDATE: 12/28/2018 10:26 AM: SPD says 9-1-1 calls are getting through — but be ready to call (206) 583-2111 just in case:
The @SeattlePD 9-1-1 Center is currently receiving 9-1-1 calls. If you call 9-1-1, but can’t connect, please call 206 583-2111, 206 625-5011 or text to 9-1-1. Our technicians continue to wait for @CenturyLink to confirm the 9-1-1 system is fully restored. #911Outage
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) December 28, 2018