TOP PHOTO: Plans are already in the works for a new tower for Campbell County 911 after Friday’s storm took down the system’s tower.
By Charlie Hutson
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Friday afternoon’s high winds brought down the 120-feet high Campbell County 911 tower on Walnut Mountain.
The tower was blown off its base and fell across the Campbell County 911 Communication building with the top of the tower coming to rest on the State of Tennessee site next door. Damage to the state site was mainly to a fence and a couple of barriers.
Radio communication that operated from this site was transferred to other sites and channels. The CC-911 System, along with the first responder agencies it serves, has redundant systems for just such events.
By Saturday morning, work was already underway on site to make the necessary changes to restore the systems. Services to start the clean up and repairs for the site have been contacted.
“We’ll be talking to insurance adjusters on Monday, and plans are already being discussed for the new tower,” said Kamille Bond, director of Campbell County 911. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/06/2023-6AM)