Lightning hits Georgia State Patrol post

The Georgia State Patrol post in Helena was forced to operate on back-up radio systems after a lightning strike Wednesday night.

"It's just busy as all get-out here," said Sgt. Clay Kicklighter who said technicians were working Thursday to fix the problems caused when a bolt of lightning hit the tower and wiped out the main computer system.

The phone system was working and troopers were able to use auxilliary communications systems in the field, Kicklighter said.

The lightning hit shortly at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, he said.

The post was operating as normal but had limited access to local computer records.