BREAKING UNION NJ: Lightning Bolt Strikes Pole Near Kean University Campus

Police and firefighters are on the scene of a lightning strike that damaged a pole near the Kean University campus this evening.

According to preliminary reports, strong storms with lightning passed through the Union at around 5:11 p.m. drenching rain and flooded street around the township.

A pole at 1120 Morris Avenue was struck by a lightning bolt but fortunately, there were no injuries reported.

Expect heavy rain to flood several parts of the township during the course of the storm and throughout the evening.