Coxsackie water treatment plant struck by lightning

Yesterday's thunderstorms delivered some much-needed rain to the region -- but they also knocked out a piece of local infrastructure.

The Daily Mail reports that the treatment plant that filters the water for the village of Coxsackie was struck by lightning late Monday night:

“During the storm on Monday afternoon, the Coxsackie Water Treatment Plant took a direct lightning strike and knocked out the operating control system which supplies the chemical feeds,” Mayor Mark Evans said. “Our plant personnel were automatically notified, responded immediately and within a couple of hours the control system company was on-site making repairs.”

The system has already been repaired, the Daily Mail writes, but the village of Coxsackie is currently under a boil-water alert because of turbidity in the system.