Jones County 911 center hit by lightning - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Jones County 911 center hit by lightning

Jones County first responders certainly had their hands full after lightning hit the Emergency Management Center located on Mason St. Thursday.

For several hours the county's 9-1-1 line was down and residents had to call alternate numbers for emergency assistance.

Meanwhile, nearly two dozen roads were closed because of flooding due to the heavy downpour of rain.

Dozens of volunteer fire fighters and other first responders were out manning roadways while phone technicians and engineers worked to restore services at the call center.

The 9-1-1 system has been restored and is up and running.

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