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VIDEO: Lightning strikes, blows up power pole

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CHICAGO (KWWL) -

How close have you come to being struck by lightning? Take a look at this video a Chicago woman recorded on her phone. 

As she's driving through traffic in a storm, suddenly lightning strikes and hits a pole right in front of her car, blasting the poll into pieces. The debris hits her windshield. 

The last half of the video shows the lightning striking in slow motion. You can actually see the pole catch on fire before it's blown into pieces. 

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