Early this morning a Telstra cable was damaged, which has resulted in intermittent outages to the triple 0 emergency number across NSW, Victoria And Western Australia Queensland has also reported some issues on the Sunshine Coast, but that it was not widespread.
A Telstra spokesperson said the cable, running between Orange and Bowral, suffered significant fire damage consistent with lightning strike early Friday morning.
Telstra has apologized for the outage, saying they are "working closely with emergency services" to resolve any further problems.
"We are deeply sorry for the interruptions".
Vodafone has tweeted that Victorians who don't get through should "keep trying" as per advice from emergency services.
"The police have been able to rapidly ensure we have enough staff to handle those calls, and divert and dispatch calls for assistance to all the agencies".
A cable was accidentally cut between Orange and Berowra at roughly 2am, leaving people unable to contact Triple Zero for emergency assistance.More news: Tick, Mosquito-Borne Infections Surge in US — CDC
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South Australia is now receiving emergency calls without issue.
Telstra is working to fix a fibre cable that appears to have been severed by a lightning strike on a cable pit east of Orange in regional NSW.
On Tuesday, Telstra received more than 4,000 complaints after a nation-wide network outage impacted 4G and NBN voice calls.
A lightning strike has caused Telstra issues across the country.
At that time, NSW Police were concerned the outage would affect emergency calls, and advised people requiring help to use a landline or call from a mobile on another carrier.