Backhoe causes broadcast power outage

A backhoe cutting through a power line on Mount Pisgah is apparently the cause of an outage that is affecting some radio and television reception Friday. The splice has affected the broadcasts of HD-TV translators and some FM radio signals, including KVNU’s FM broadcast at 102.1.The outage may also be affecting some cell phone carriers. Estimated repair time was six to eight hours which could mean service might not be restored until late Friday evening or early Saturday morning.

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