BOSTON — Stunning videos and images of lightning strikes were captured Friday as strong storms swept through the region.
Bolts of lightning illuminated the dark sky over Boston when severe thunderstorms thumped the Bay State with torrential rain, wind, and hail.
The storms caused damage in many communities and left thousands of homes and businesses without power.
Three people in Watertown lost their home after a lightning strike sparked a two-alarm blaze. No one was hurt, but the North Beacon Street home suffered extensive damage on the roof and second floor.
A car in Wellesley was also struck by lightning. The strike fried the vehicle’s electrical system and produced a lot of smoke, but it didn’t cause a fire.
Heavy rain and claps of thunder rocked the area near the Boston 25 News studios in Dedham.
Lightning bolts also lit up the dark sky over the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Framingham area.
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