05.12.2010 11:00 AM
WXXI-TV Knocked Off the Air
ROCHESTER, N.Y.: WXXI-TV,
the PBS member station serving metro Rochester was knocked off the air by
“Due to a transmitter outage caused by recent storm
conditions, WXXI DTV 21.1, 21.2 and 21.3 are off the air,” WXXI's Web site states. “Channels are estimated to be back up within the next couple of days. This outage is not affecting cable subscribers.”
The station’s transmitter facility is located with
Rochester. The city suffered winds of more than 50 miles per hour over the
weekend that took out trees and power lines. Roughly 14,000 of the local
utility’s customers lost power.
-- Deborah D.