Verlot Corridor Manager Erica Keene, with the U.S. Forest Service, laughs as Richard Bake, tech support for Snohomish County, talks to a 911 operator Oct. 9 after a new pay phone was installed at the Verlot Public Service Center. The installation, which was paid for by Snohomish County and the Forest Service, puts a permanent pay phone for emergency calls in an area with little cellphone service. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Verlot Corridor Manager Erica Keene, with the U.S. Forest Service, laughs as Richard Bake, tech support for Snohomish County, talks to a 911 operator Oct. 9 after a new pay phone was installed at the Verlot Public Service Center. The installation, which was paid for by Snohomish County and the Forest Service, puts a permanent pay phone for emergency calls in an area with little cellphone service. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

County, forest service install new payphone in Verlot

On the Mountain Loop Highway, where cell service is nonexistent, there are few options to call 911.

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