Cell Service Out In Blowing Rock Early Wednesday, Possible Overnight Lightning Strike To Tower

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 12:40 pm

If you were in Blowing Rock earlier today, you might have noticed the cell phone reception outage. Although he couldn’t confirm, Blowing Rock Police Chief Tony Jones said that he “heard” lightning struck a cell tower over night.

Jones clarified that the emergency phones weren’t affected nor were the office phones in the police department.

Calls to spokespersons with local carriers were unreturned. By lunchtime on Wednesday in Blowing Rock, cell service returned.

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