Lightning causes traffic light at Route 13, Route 148 to malfunc - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Lightning causes traffic light at Route 13, Route 148 to malfunction

(Source: AP Image) (Source: AP Image)
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - According to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, lightning caused the traffic light at the intersection of Route 13 and Route 148 to malfunction.

The sheriff's office believes lightning might have struck the signal, causing it to flash like a “Christmas tree.”

The sheriff's office is asking drivers to use caution in the area.

No word on when the situation will be fixed.

Crews are also assessing damage in Johnston City.

The sheriff's office reports a metal roof was blown off of Southern Mold, a business located at 500 Follis Ave.

The sheriff's office has received numerous calls about storm damage from strong winds.

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