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Lightning Blamed For Sediment Found In Shelbyville Water

Lightning Blamed For Sediment Found In Shelbyville Water

By Laken Bowles. CREATED Aug 19, 2014

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - A recent bout of lightning storms has been blamed for water issues in Bedford County.

A spokesperson for the Power and Water Sewage System in Shelbyville said the recent storms jarred the lines, allowing sediment to flow into the water system.

The agency discovered the problem Tuesday afternoon, and crews have been flushing the lines until all of the sediment has been removed.

The lines are the same ones that head to the Tyson Food Plant on West Jackson Street. The manager told NewsChannel 5 they are working through the issue, but no equipment was affected.