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Lightning strikes power line, knocks out four traffic lights in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Lightning struck a power line Saturday at 31st Street North and Burlington Avenue, knocking out power for at least six blocks.

St. Petersburg police said the strike disabled traffic lights at 1st Avenue North and 31st Street North, 1st Avenue North and 34th Street North, Central Avenue and 31st Street North and in front of the PSTA Grand Central Station at 3180 Central Ave.

Officers were directing traffic Saturday evening and it was unclear when powered would be restored.

No further information was immediately available.

Lightning strikes power line, knocks out four traffic lights in St. Pete 07/13/13 [Last modified: Saturday, July 13, 2013 7:25pm]
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