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Exton Area Jolted By Several Lightning Strikes

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Exton Lightning May 23, 2012

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EXTON, Pa. (CBS) – One suburban area experienced numerous lightning strikes on Wednesday night.

The West Whiteland Fire Company says that it received nine calls about dangerous lightning in the Exton area just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Several locations were reportedly struck, including the Exton Square Mall, a Kohl’s department store, the Fairfield Place Shopping Center and a few local residences.

While the incidents were quickly placed under control, the Exton Square Mall was closed for the night as a precaution.

The mall’s general manager told Eyewitness News that the mall itself wasn’t struck, but a nearby PECO line was, which affected the mall’s power and HVAC system.

The mall is expected to reopen as scheduled at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

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