500-foot communications tower collapses in north Lincoln (Nebraska)

A 500-foot-tall communications tower in north Lincoln collapsed Friday morning, knocking out television, phone, internet and other service for some customers.

The tower at 4100 Industrial Avenue, near 27th and Superior streets, was leased by a number of companies.

“It’s just chaos,” said a woman who works at the tower site who declined to give her name. “I’ve got customers coming out of my ears.”

She said several businesses that lease space on the tower had already been to the site to inspect the damage and look into alternatives.

The tower is owned by David Bratcher, who could not be reached for comment.