It wasn’t a bolt of lightning that caused strange burn marks in the sidewalk along 5&20 in Geneva- but it was something electrical.
Crystal Masi reached out to the weather team at RochesterFirst.com for an answer. There are visible burn marks through the cement.
While a lightning strike could cause that kind of damage- an employee at the nearby Bank of the Finger Lakes says it was where power lines came down a week earlier.
There was even photo evidence of the moment. It happened on March 24, according to bank employees.
Either way, this shows the intense power of those electrical lines that hang above city streets and sidewalks. If you ever encounter those on the ground- avoid them and call for help.
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