FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Update: As of 11:43 a.m. Wednesday the transmitters have been returned to service.
Original: As stormy weather is expected to impact the Wabash Valley today, the National Weather Service is reporting that their transmitters in Edwardsport, Seymour and Putnamville are off-air.
An official at the Indianapolis office of the NWS said the issue first began about 2 days ago. A telecom error is being blamed for the outage. The official stated that while they haven’t been given an estimated time of restoration, the company servicing the system said workers would be trying to fix the problem Wednesday.
The Edwardsport and Putnamville transmitters service the counties of Parke, Putnam, Clay, Vigo, Sullivan, Owen, Greene, Knox, and Daviess counties.
The NWS is encouraging residents to find an alternative source for weather alerts until the service can be restored.
WTWO/WAWV Meteorologist Julie Henricks says the forecast right now is indicating that residents should expect the worst of Wednesday’s weather to hit the area sometime between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wind is expected to be the greatest threat, however, some small hail and brief heavy downpours are possible. Henricks also doesn’t rule out the possibility of isolated tornadoes, especially this time of year.
For the latest forecast and weather alerts visit our weather page here. Live interactive weather radar is available here. Chief Meteorologist Jesse Walker along with Morning Meteorologist Julie Henricks will be following the changing weather throughout the day and will provide updated alerts here and on our Facebook page.