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Lightning leaves smoking hole in pavement along Hatfield street

June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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HATFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Tuesday's severe weather causing quite the commotion in Hatfield after a bolt of lightning tore a hole through the ground.

HATFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Tuesday's severe weather causing quite the commotion in Hatfield after a bolt of lightning tore a hole through the ground. Western Mass News spoke with neighbors who witnessed the event. “I called it the crater,” neighbor Laura Hinton said. It’s not something you see every day a Hatfield road struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon, creating a hole in the street around six inches deep. “I saw blue lights and flashing sparks and a huge boom,” neighbor Marianne Tracy said. Witnesses near the corner of Maple and Main Street said it sounded like an explosion saying the sparks were so bright it was blinding. Isobel MacKinnon was the first person to call 911.

Neighbors said this happened around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon and this hole in the road from the lightning strike is still smoking.

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