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Non-emergency lines at Scott Co. Sheriff's Office back open after lightning strike

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Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says the administrative phone lines are back open at the sheriff's office.

Sheriff Walter says the phone lines were down overnight due to a lightning strike near the Scott County Jail.

Ameren UE responded and repaired the damaged transformer.

The strike caused damage to phone equipment at the Scott County Court House and the equipment vendor was contacted and made repairs.

The 911 emergency phone line remained operational throughout the administrative phone line outage.

Sheriff Walter apologizes to the public for any inconvenience caused by the outage.

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