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Verizon outage knocks out service across the US

Update: Verizon says service has returned to some markets in the South.

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Downdetector shows outage reports in multiple states.

Screenshot by Gordon Gottsegen/CNET

Can't text or make a call? You're not the only one.

On Tuesday, Sept. 25 Verizon said that it was experiencing voice, text and data service interruption in some markets in the South. Verizon later told CNET that service has returned to the South as of 4 p.m. ET.

Parts of Texas and Florida have reportedly been hit hard by the outage, but people in other states have been reporting problems too. States in the Midwest, like Illinois and Michigan, are also reportedly affected, as well as northeastern states such as New York and Massachusetts.

The outage is affecting people in Houston, New York City, Oklahoma City, Tampa, Atlanta and Washington, DC, according to reports from Downdetector.

Verizon says it's currently working to resolve the issue.

Update, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. ET: Added statement from Verizon that service has resumed in the South.