Virginia Beach, Va. – Many Virginia Beach residents have emailed and taken to social media to complain about the early-morning reverse-911 call they received alerting them that Sandbridge Road had reopened after a deadly accident.
Virginia Beach police say they do not know at this time why the message, which was intended for only a small portion of the city, reached so many people.
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Some of the emails we have received:
This morning I received a robo call from VA Beach Police. At around 2:30am this morning I received an automated computer generated phone call informing me that the 500 block of Sandbridge road was reopened approximately at 2:06am. I could care less if a road has been reopened and DEFINATELY at 2:30am could REALLY care less.
Now if there is a tsunami, nuclear reactor meltdown or we are under attack from Godzilla, okay…. CALL ME. But to call at 2:30am informing me that a road has been reopened? C’mon. – Donald Olverson
Received call this morning @ 2:39 AM from city number 757-385-3111. When picked up (after being woken up), no one was on phone.
Virginia beach did not just call my house phone to let us know sand bridge road is now open 👌😑—
ʟady so✨4:19 (@DeeKillsx) April 17, 2014
The city apologizes for the early morning VBAlert message that went to unintended citizens. We are currently investigating error.—
Virginia Beach (@CityofVaBeach) April 17, 2014