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Lightning strike hits transformer in Helena knocking out stoplight at busy intersection

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Published: Mar. 18, 2022 at 9:02 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A traffic light at a busy Helena intersection is out after lighting struck a nearby transformer Friday morning according to Helena’s mayor Brian Puckett.

The traffic light is out at the Highway 17, 52 and 91 intersection. Police are on the scene helping to direct traffic. Alabama Power is on the scene.

The traffic light is out at the Highway 17, 52 and 91 intersection. Helena Police Department is currently on scene to...

Posted by City of Helena-Helena, Alabama on Friday, March 18, 2022

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More than 2,500 customers are out of power in this area. Including Helena High School and Middle School.

Alabama Power outage map shows widespread outages in Helena
Alabama Power outage map shows widespread outages in Helena(Alabama Power)

Please use caution in this area.

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