Archive for Friday, May 20, 2011

Lightning strike possible cause of KU steam whistle’s malfunction; officials will investigate once weather clears

May 20, 2011


The Kansas University steam whistle malfunctioned Friday, possibly due to lightning.

KU spokeswoman Jill Jess said the whistle sounded around 9:30 a.m. and wouldn't shut off.

It happened right after lightning flashed nearby, she said. Jess said the whistle was turned off and workers planned to inspect it once the weather cleared.


Aileen Dingus 4 years, 6 months ago

Lightning "flashed" nearby? Try "blew half a tree across Sunflower Road" instead!

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