UPDATE 10:40 PM: Phone service to the affected areas has been restored.
A damaged fiber optics line is to blame for phone outages in the Lake Okoboji area.
9-1-1 and mobile phone service is currently out in large parts of the Lakes area and Dickinson County because of that cut line.
To report emergencies, residents are asked call one of the following numbers.
In Spirit Lake: 336-2525
In Okoboji & Arnold's Park: 332-2341
In Milford & Wahpeton: 338-4889
In Lake Park: 832-3527
In Superior & Terril: 712-362-3515
Crews are working to fix the problem, but it's not known when they might be finished.