WATCH: Lightning strike knocks out power in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Wednesday night storms made quite an impact on the Springfield area.

City Water, Light, and Power crews say 1,200 customers had their lights knocked out after a lightning strike. Several poles and a transformer were damaged.

WCIA’s Springfield Weather Cam captured a lightning strike Wednesday night. The video also shows lights going out around town.

Video by WCIA Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty.

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