The Cullman Times
Residents in Cullman County got quite the light show during the overnight hours Monday as a powerful thunderstorm rolled through the area.
In Hanceville, lightning knocked the town’s transmitter and phone system offline, according to Mayor Kenneth Nail.
“It’s been a heck of a mess,” Nail said Tuesday afternoon.
For several hours, all 911 calls were diverted to the county. Crews had the phone system back up and running at 2 p.m.
Nail didn’t know when the transmitter would be back up and working.