Emergency phone lines went out in the High Desert and in surrounding mountain areas on Tuesday morning.

Hesperia residents should call 245-4211 for emergency calls until Verizon restores 9-1-1 service. The company is also forwarding 9-1-1 calls in some communities, however some outlying areas are still getting a busy signal when they call for assistance.

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.