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Lightning strikes near Currituck County Jail causing outages

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Posted at 11:29 PM, Jul 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-24 23:29:18-04

Currituck County, N.C. - The Currituck County Jail was experiencing some issues Wednesday night after lightning hit right near the building.

The sheriff told NewsChannel 3 the bolt didn't strike the detention center but caused some outages around 7 o'clock.

Telephones and electronic doors lost connection.

No outside or cell doors were affected though.

Live VIPIR's lightning tracker showed several strikes this evening.

Around 6 o'clock, there were 57 of them.