Power lines crash to the ground in Alton after lightning strikes - KMOV.com

Power lines crash to the ground in Alton after lightning strikes the live wire

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By Sarah Heath By Sarah Heath

 (KMOV) – Alton, Ill. residents were without power after a lightning strike brought down several nearby power lines.

Tangled wire is all that is left of the active power lines on Henry Street after violent winds and lightening sparked the lines.

Residents say they saw the power lines smoking and smoldering before flames sparked as the lines came crashing to the ground.

News 4’s Lauren Trager talked with residents and emergency crews on the scene.

Click the video player to see her report. 

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