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2_lyon_mountain_storm_june_2013The trail to our Lyon Mountain transmitter site has become impassable by vehicle.
Plattsburgh, NY – 7/10/2013 – Repairs are well underway to repair the damage that the storms of late June caused to the transformers at our Lyon Mountain transmitter site. The transformers at the site provide the electrical power to the transmitter, which broadcasts our signal. At this time, Mountain Lake PBS has restored service to nearly all cable and satellite providers in our region including Videotron, Charter, Time Warner, Dish Network and DirecTV. A low-power transmitter has been placed at our Plattsburgh office, providing an over-the-air signal to some areas in and surrounding the City of Plattsburgh.
We estimate that broadcast service from our Lyon Mountain transmitter will resume on July 26th, barring any unforeseen weather events. Equipment and materials have been received, though the actual transformers, which have been difficult to locate and ship, have yet to arrive.
The tower site on Lyon Mountain is remote, and the access trail was severely damaged during Hurricane Irene. Since that time we have been working to establish the funding to have the necessary repairs done. The storms of this summer have left the trail too dangerous to pass in a vehicle, causing us to rely on helicopters to access the site, contributing to the timeline for repairs.
Once again, we thank our viewers and supporters for their patience.