Vermont to test Amber Alert system Friday

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) We want to give you a heads up about messages you may find on your phone later this week.

The Vermont Department of Public Safety will be doing an Amber Alert exercise this Friday. It's to test the functionality of the system.

The VT-Alert system will be sending messages to thousands of users who signed up for the program. The test goes from noon until 2:30 p.m.