UPDATE, Thursday, June 19, 6:30 a.m.: The City of Kirkland's computer and phone system has been restored after a technical glitch early Wednesday afternoon caused an outage. The city web site, phone lines and email are again operational, reports spokeswoman Marie Stake.
The phone and computer system at suffered an outage early Wednesday afternoon and it is expected to be down for up to four hours, city spokeswoman Marie Stake said.
“We can take no calls or emails,” she said by cell phone. “We can still take walk-ins, but nothing electronic.”
The emergency 9-1-1 line remains operational, Stake stressed.
The city web site also appeared to be out. Stake said city technical staff figured it would take up to four hours to fix. “In IT-speak, a course switch went out,” she said.
Kirkland Patch will update this story as soon as the system is repaired.
City Hall is at 123 5th Avenue South.