Bridge collapse causes Internet outages at local schools


Reporter - Marissa Hollowed
Web Editor - Jay Marchmon

WEST KENTUCKY - A cargo ship crashes into the Eggner's Ferry Bridge causing the internet to go out in many local schools.

Local 6 spoke with Molly Goodman of McCracken County Schools. Goodman tells us the collision disrupted most of the internet service on school campuses.

The schools affected are the McCracken County District, Paducah Independent, Graves County Schools, Mayfield Independent, Calloway County Schools and Murray Independent.

Goodman says other communication is unaffected. This includes email service, phone lines and the school districts' webpages.

The schools are working with AT&T to repair the problem. There is no estimated time yet for the repairs to be finished.

We also have reports that the internet is down on West Kentucky Community and Technical College's campus and Murray State's campus.