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WATCH: Lightning strikes new World Trade Center tower

Witnesses snapped photographs and video of lightning hitting the top of One World Trade Center in New York City.
By Kate Stanton   |   May 24, 2014 at 2:46 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- New Yorkers were subject to serious traffic jams on Friday evening as thunderstorms rolled through the city, prompting flash-flood warnings and flight delays in the tri-state area.

But social media users were captivated by another side effect of the storms, a bolt of lightning, which struck the spire of One World Trade Center.

Witnesses posted photos and video of the spectacular sight on to Twitter and Instagram.




Here's looped video of the event, via NBC New York:

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