VIDEO: Lightning strikes telephone pole in Chicago
CHICAGO, Ill. —
This week, most of the nation is scorching hot. Before the record-high temperatures, a line of storms rolled into Illinois, creating incredible light shows as people were driving Sunday.
Anja Englert captured video of lightning striking a telephone pole above the road she was driving on. The strike created an intense fireball, followed by a shower of wooden splinters.
The storms caused problems for Chicago's commuter train system. Reports of trees and debris on the tracks caused some delays and sparks.