Franklin County 911 lines knocked out by lightning, other departments step in to assist with calls

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – The Franklin County 911 line is down after a lightning strike damaged the office Tuesday.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said Franklin County 911 lines are currently being answered by Colbert County and Marion County 911 offices.

The sheriff’s office asks that if you need to talk to the Franklin County deputies and you don’t have an emergency, if you live west of Belgreen, contact the Red Bay Police Department at 256-356-4455, if you live east of Belgreen you should contact the Russellville Police Department at 256-332-2230.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is working hard to fix the 911 lines. We will update you when they are restored.