Officials: Do not use 911 for eclipse info

Local emergency officials are urging you not to call 911 for your general eclipse related questions such as road conditions.

They stress that 911 calls should be reserved for serious medical problems, fires or life-threatening situations such as fights, people with weapons or crimes in progress.

For non-emergency situations that might require help from police or firefighters, you can call the Bartholomew County dispatch center’s non-emergency line at 812-379-1689.

Bartholomew County and Columbus have set up a special line for local eclipse-related information such as events, traffic conditions or parking. Through Tuesday, you can call 812-669-5305.