Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh is still recovering from a lightning strike. Damage from storms in late June set fire to the transformers at the station's transmitter site on Lyon Mountain. Service has been restored to nearly all cable and satellite providers, but off-air viewers will still be affected for a couple more weeks.
Officials say the road to the mountain is nearly inaccessible after flood damage and all the needed parts are being transported by helicopters. Mountain Lake officials say they appreciate viewer patience.
"Most of the equipment has arrived. So far, they've started to rebuild the housing units for the transformers. They have to put up a new pole there for them. We've started all of that. But the transformers haven't arrived yet. They're very large and heavy and have to be shipped from Texas. So, we're still waiting for those to arrive," said Jennifer Kowalczk of Mountain Lake PBS.
Mountain Lake officials anticipate having everything back into place by July 26, as long as there aren't any more weather problems.
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