Phone lines at Sullivan’s Island Town Hall back in service after weekend lightning strike
Telephone services at Sullivan’s Island Town Hall were restored late Monday afternoon after a weekend lightning strike, according to a town advisory.
Emergency lines remained operational, and emergency services were not interrupted, according to the advisory.
Lightning struck near Town Hall around 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to Town Administrator Andy Benke.
“The strike sent an electrical surge through the telephone line that destroyed a component of the town’s telephone system known as the ‘switch,’” Benke said.
A technician was able to get the emergency voice communications for the police, fire, water and sewer departments, as well as email for the entire system up and running that night, according to Benke.
There was no damage to the building or strike on the structure, according to Benke.
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