Lightning strike in Geneva causes brief power outage

On Monday morning there were reports on social media of an explosion in Geneva, followed by a power outage. Those who heard the sound reported it on social media, where the report moved around the Finger Lakes. FingerLakes1.com has learned from Geneva Police Chief Jeff Trickler that the source of that sound was a lightning strike, which took place around 7 am in Geneva. Trickler said that some power lines were struck on North Genesee Street. While RG&E and NYSEG didn’t report any major outages during the period — representatives said it was possible that a brief power outage could have been experienced around the time of the strike. Some thunder was being reported in Yates County around the same time as the strike, which was from the same thunderstorm. There were no reports of damage in Ontario or Yates counties.Radar Image from 7 am

The radar image shows the storm, just a little more than 10 minutes before the strike was reported on Genesee Street.For the latest local forecast and live radar images visit the FingerLakes1.com FingerLakes1.com Local Weather Center.

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