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Fox Sports Net Uplink Facility struck by Lightning (was: Penguin Flyers)

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#1 OFFLINE   Shades228



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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:42 PM

Seems that the uplink facility for that game was hit by lightning so the game is out at the moment.

Seems that channels impacted are 683 FSN Rocky Mountain, 687 FSN NW, 659 FSN Pittsburgh.

Since it's not just the game impacted can a mod update the title so it's more appropriate?

Edited by Shades228, 23 April 2009 - 06:54 PM.
added channels impacted

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#2 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:07 PM

Yes, apparently this affected a number of different games .. Here's one.


Thursday's Mariners game on FSN Northwest was interrupted due to a lightning strike at the network's technical operations facility in Atlanta, Ga. The lightning strike disabled the entire facility and service was interrupted for multiple networks across the country.

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#3 OFFLINE   Ryan



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Posted 24 April 2009 - 12:10 PM

I read this morning the control tower at Hartsfield Airport in ATL was also hit by lightning yesterday and had to be evacuated. sounds like a crazy night down there

Airport tower struck by lightning

Lightning struck the air traffic control tower at Hartsfield-Jackson Thursday night, temporarily taking out power at the airport, officials said.

Federal Aviation Administration said spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the tower was struck around 8:45 p.m.

“Severe weather had been over the airport all evening long, and we were holding flights,” Bergen said. “The situation was compounded when the tower took a direct lightning hit.”

FAA officials evacuated the 398-foot tower — the tallest in the nation — and FAA employees reported the smell of smoke.


#4 OFFLINE   cdizzy



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Posted 24 April 2009 - 12:12 PM

Yes, apparently this affected a number of different games .. Here's one.


At a bad time too. In a 1-0 battle with TB. They still pulled it off though. :)

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