Test accidentally took down WLEX cable feed

WLEX, Lexington's NBC affiliate, was temporarily off Insight Communications' basic cable lineup for a few hours Monday.

The outage happened as the cable operator was testing its ability to receive WLEX's signal via fiber rather than over the air, Insight spokesman Jason Keller said.

Insight officials said they thought the outage was limited only to subscribers of its basic cable lineup of 22 channels and possibly just in certain geographic areas of Lexington. The signal was restored by 11 a.m.