Lightning strike in Hamilton County causes significant damage to road

Courtesy: HCSO Deputy Kevin Ritchey

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A lightning strike in Hamilton County Monday caused significant damage to a residential road.

Hamilton County Sheriff deputies were called to the scene on Stoney River Drive at around 8 p.m.

Courtesy: HCSO Deputy Kevin Ritchey
Courtesy: HCSO Deputy Kevin Ritchey

When they arrived, the road was not passable by vehicle due the damage.

“We were both truly astonished by the destruction to the roadway that was caused by this bolt of lightning,” stated Deputy Kevin Ritchey. “It was definitely a first for both of us.”

The deputies notified the Hamilton County Highway Department and secured the area until crews arrived to prevent drivers from attempting to pass through.

Courtesy: HCSO Deputy Kevin Ritchey
Courtesy: HCSO Deputy Kevin Ritchey

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