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Lightning strike zaps traffic signal box in Altoona

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Credit: City of Altoona Credit: City of Altoona

Altoona (WQOW) - They are calling it a direct lightning strike, and the photo speaks for itself. 

The City of Altoona posted a picture of the box that controls the stoplights near Woodman's on River Prairie in Altoona. City leaders believe it was from a direct lightning strike. 

Power was restored, but the signal is flashing a red light. 

They do not know the exact extent of the damage, and won't until a specialist can examine it. 

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